***COMMA TEST ON MONDAY***
You will be asked to insert commas into sentences.
Romeo & Juliet Projects due 6/8
Comma Exam on 6/4
Identify a central idea in Romeo & Juliet
Analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) develops this central idea. Examples include: characterization, conflict, denotation/connotation, metaphor, simile, irony, language use, point-of-view, setting, structure, symbolism, theme, tone, etc.
Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support your analysis
***THIS WILL COUNT AS A DOUBLE HOMEWORK***
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We have our first two dead bodies in Verona: Mercutio and Tyblat? Who is to blame? Here is the scene we watched in class:
There is no homework tonight. Tomorrow we’ll look at Shakespeare’s use of figurative language in this scene.
We started today by discussion what makes an element in a sentence essential or nonessential. See the lesson at the end of this post for details.
We read Act 2 Scene 3 of Romeo & Juliet and met Friar Lawrence. His relationship with Romeo is a lot like the relationship Juliet shares with the Nurse. He agrees to perform the wedding. Why? Look closely at the end of 2.3 for the answer!
We also looked at 2.6. Here Friar Lawrence warns Romeo and Juliet, “Love moderately.” What do you think he means.
We have no homework tonight. Tomorrow we look at Act 3.1
You will be cutting lines out of the script today
The entire scene is 168 lines
I want you to cut it down to the 10 most important lines
IF ITS NOT VITALLY IMPORTANT TO THE MAIN IDEA …CUT IT OUT!!!
- Cut Act 2 Scene 2 down to 10 lines
- Take a screen shot of each slide with the character saying the line(Move Romeo if you need to)
- You should have 10 screen shots
- Assemble them in Clips
- You should recite the lines that Romeo & Juliet say while changing your voice to differentiate between characters (so you don’t need live titles)
- Add music and a title picture (Title it (Romeo and Juliet 2.2)
- Upload and send a link with *p
We examined Romeo & Juliet’s first conversation today. It forms a perfect 14 line sonnet, just like the prologue. What is Shakespeare trying to tell us? That their destinies, much like the sonnet, are intertwined.
We questioned, “What are these characters thinking about” then we used these templates to create a representation. Here is an example for Tybalt:
Send me yours as a Keynote file with *p in the subject line. Use the image above as your guide. Choose either Romeo or Juliet. Be sure to include line numbers!!!
I’ll post the full lesson tomorrow when we complete it.
We looked at Act 1 Scene 5 today. Its the first time Romeo sees Juliet. His reaction is both romantic and funny. He instantly falls in love with her, yet completely forgets about Rosaline. We also got another glimpse of Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt. As project, we turned Tybalt’s angry conversation with his Uncle Capulet. Here is an example:
If you didn’t finish your video in class, please finish it for HW and send in *p
We’ve dug into Romeo and Juliet. Key plot points so far:
The Montagues and the Capulets have been fighting for some time
A new fight breaks out in the streets of Verona
The prince commands that anyone else that fights in the streets will die
Romeo has been wandering around crying all night and sleeping all day (artificial night)
Capulet (Juliet’s dad) is entertaining the idea of letting Paris marry his daughter, but he has to get her consent and wait two summers
There is going to be a big party at the Capulet House tonight.
Yesterday we used this website to create memes based on Act 1 Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet. Here are a few examples:
Today, we examined the relationship between Juliet, her mother, and her nurse in Act 1 Scene 3. We used this template to recreate the conversation in 1.3.5-123.
Today we started my favorite piece of literature, William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. As I mentioned today, we’ll be experiencing the play as class through reading, watching, and content creation. Most of all, we’re going to have fun.
Today we looked at the prologue. Shakespeare spoils the entire play in the first 14 lines. Why?
There is no homework tonight. We’ll go over the last unit exam once all the make-ups are complete.