Please note that today is the last day to submit anything from the past six weeks.
1. Warming up: Taking five minutes to review vocabulary (try one of the Quizlet games!)
2. Assessing your vocabulary with the SAT List 14 vocabulary quiz
3. Reading your memoir independent reading books and setting a schedule:
- You must finish by March 14 at the latest.
- If you want to finish your memoir before we begin Fahrenheit 451, which I highly advise because the reading load for that book is challenging, then you will need to finish by Monday, March 3.
- Count how many pages you have left, then count how many days you have left until the deadline you have set for yourself.
- Decide if it's better for you to read a little each day, or if you'd rather read for longer periods of time over the weekend or on lighter days.
- Write down in your student calendar how many pages you need to read each day, or each week; set yourself some specific deadlines.
4. Finishing your Acting Company quizzes over Acts 3 and 4 if need be
1. Memoir independent reading
2. Watch the following iPad Air commercial by clicking here.
Then, respond on today's class blog to the following question:
The narration of this commercial comes from the film Dead Poets Society, and the speaker ends with, "The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
I'd like you to answer the question, "What verse might A Midsummer Night's Dream contribute to the world?" Think about why we still read this play, and how it reaches us despite the fact that it was written and performed centuries ago.
Here's an example from The Kite Runner: Redemption, though difficult, is possible no matter how disastrous the mistake.
Or, here's an example from A Long Way Gone: It is never too late to heal.