Focus: How can we get comfortable with Shakespeare?
3rd hour: During announcements, please post on today's blog the following two items:
- When it comes to Shakespeare, what do you find the most challenging/frustrating?
- What's one thing that's worked well in your past classes that have studied Shakespeare?
1. Warming up: One quick round of Scattegories and passing notes using vocabulary
2. "Translating" your notes into Shakespearean
3. Setting up your Midsummer Google folders and sharing them with me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your LAST NAME and the word "Midsummer" in your folder name. For a gold star, make it sound Shakespearean.
Start two documents inside that folder:
a. "Ye Ole Daily Log": This is where you'll record all in-class work.
b. "Thou Doest Thine Homework": This is where you'll put all of your homework for this unit.
c. Make sure these two documents are inside your folder, and that this folder is shared with me.
4. Distributing the books and judging them by their covers
1. For MONDAY: Using the No Fear Shakespeare version of A Midsummer Night's Dream (which you can access on the class website or by clicking HERE), read Act 1, scene 1, lines 1-212.
In your "Thou Doest Thine Homework" document, please make a list of all characters you meet in Act 1, scene 1, and, as specifically as possible, tell what each character wants. Support each response with a quotation from the play (in the original Shakespearean). This will be worth 20 points in the Growth category because, yes, it's that important.
2. SAT List 11 vocabulary quiz on Friday; bring your memoir independent reading book to class.