Friday, March 23, 2012

Senior English--3/28/2012

Jump Off
--Take out these two sheets: "Questions to Ask Yourself When You Are Assigned a Writing Task" and "Poetry Writing Assignment--Emulating Shakespeare: 'To Be' Poem" and prepare for a discussion meant to serve the purpose of "wrapping our minds around" the assignment.

 S. the C.

Writing Workshop -- Emulating Shakespeare: "To Be" Poem
--finish Shakespeare's Meter notes (1ACE--bottom half; 3ACE--iamb and down)
--go back through task analysis questions ("Questions to Ask Yourself...") and discuss ("wrapping our minds around" the assignment)
--take a look at #1 on the assignment sheet--Transition--come get notes page (Act III, scene i soliloquy--generated from student index cards)
--read through/briefly discuss notes page
--Mr. Martin models on double-spaced soliloquy after selecting a topic (Coaching?  Basement?  Etc.)--revisit explication with what is Hamlet doing in each line question in mind
--check a couple of lines against blank verse chart
--set parameters for work block
--independent work time

Brain Break -- The Shoe Game

Transition -- pick up Act III study guide (if desired) from the front table

Film -- Act III of Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet
--mindfully view the film until a few minutes remaining in class--gather information for future discussion/assessment preparation

Closure -- Come up with an Act III discussion question for the future--turn in

--your writing assignment is due at the beginning of class next time (Friday, 3/30)--we will read these aloud, so audience consideration is key!