Friday, November 5, 2010

En 10: Homework from Friday, 5 Nov

Please complete the paraphrase of the Act II, Prologue.  Remember if you get stuck, you the "No Fear Shakespeare" link in the centre of the blog homepage.  Remember also that in a paraphrase, you are not translating - just summarize the MAIN things.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

English 12: from Thursday, 4 Nov

I enjoyed our discussion today - very real-life.  It certainly brought to our attention the power of words (like feminine) and their openness to interpretation.  I am interested in hearing some suggestions for additional poems that we may study.  Perhaps we could all find three or four poems that are thematically or otherwise linked and then present them to one another in small groups.  That way students who have an interest in a specific area could have a chance to examine it.  Do you have any thoughts on this idea?

Please comment.

English 10: Homework for Friday, 5 Nov

Please read the first two articles from the Henry V package.  Answer the four questions from the second article (on the Hundred Years War).

You should always be reading ahead about two scenes.  Remember to use the No Fear Shakespeare link on the blog in order to be able to read each scene in modern English, if that helps.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

SS 11 Homework after Wed, 03 Nov.

Please complete worksheet exercises #7 and #8.  Also, choose ONE or TWO of the following: exercises #12, #13 or #14.  On Friday, we will share our findings with one another.

Next class we will continue to interpret the progaganda posters.  If you use the Slideshare link, you can preview the images.  We will also be using the Internet to help interpret some 8 1/2" X 11" still photographs.

En 12 Check-in: 03 Nov 2010

It has been a while since we posted to the blog.  Please comment on the process of creating your slam poem.  You can discuss anything associated with the process.  What interested you; what scared you; what frustrated you; what spoke to you; et cetra?  I'm looking for a thoughtful and reflective comment - think "meta cognition."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

En 11 - Tuesday, 2 Nov

Please post a comment that expands on either Macbeth's or Lady Macbeth's character as it seems by the end of Act One.  Also, read Act II, scenes i-ii for next class.