HW Reminders:Portfolio due dates: 12/9 and 12/12
We will go through final presentation criteria next class—presentations will be last two days of class.
Question three essay: you will be writing on Hamlet
Think of this as an exam! Study and prepare: review MWRG, notes, discussion notes, RRs, what are the top four most important literary elements in the play?
Agenda: Discuss Q3 essay approach
Planning steps are the same EXCEPT for one major difference: No text to annotate—instead you need to make a decision.
When you read the prompt, look for our two overarching questions. Identify a central motif—this will help you brainstorm texts that you could write about immediately.
Describe dramatic situation (tailored to prompt) as hook—don’t forget to intro the writer and the text!
Same organizational recommendations apply—aim for point by point.
Show broad knowledge of the text—Acts I-V.
What will your evidence look like? Paraphrase as specific examples as possible. Make use of memorized quotes when you can! Journey prompt : Question three example Political/social issue prompt: Question three second example
Preliminary notes on The Visit
A/D themes debate
Complete your MWRG for Hamlet by Friday 11/18, or Monday, 11/28.
Complete your independent work and MWRG for it by Tuesday 11/29, or Wednesday 11/30.
Prepare for Act V Hamlet Socratic Seminar
Go through Q2 essay
Finish small group discussion of Act IV
HW Reminders: •Complete your MWRG for Hamlet by Friday 11/18, or Monday, 11/28.
•Complete your independent work and MWRG for it by Tuesday 11/29, or Wednesday 11/30.
Agenda: Graded discussion of Act IV
HW Reminders: Work on MWRG for Hamlet
Go over hw for today
View/discuss/take notes--closet scene
HW Reminders: Take 15 minutes to do timed multiple choice practice I give you in class.
Discuss role of plot and character in tragedy
Notes on play within a play, role of women, etc
HW Reminders: •Finish Act V and RR #5 for Tuesday 11/8 or Wednesday 11/9.
•Extra credit opportunity: go see Reckless and do a quick write up about the use of absurdist elements throughout the play. See me for free alternative. 5 points. This opportunity is not available if you are missing work.
Write question two essay--50 minutes
Re-cap important parts of Act III
HW Reminders: •Read all of Act V for Tuesday 11/8 and Wednesday 11/9.
•Your independent work and MWRG for this will be due the day you come back from Thanksgiving break.
•We will try our first Q2 essay on Friday 11/4 or Monday 11/7—45 minutes. Worth 40 points.
Agenda: Quick write/practice for next class: •Write for ten minutes. Come up with a working thesis statement and what could be your first body paragraph of an essay. Here is your broad prompt: What is a central message of this soliloquy? How does Shakespeare convey that message?
Small group goals while I conduct one on one conferences: •First: Share your thesis statements and body paragraphs with each other. What literary device/technique did you discuss? What “So, what?”/theme did you discuss?
•Second: Respond to discussion questions 4-20 with your group. Be jotting down notes as your discuss.
•Third: So far we have talked predominantly about the motif of revenge. Consult your Hamlet packet and decide, for each scene you discussed, what the central motifs of that scene are. Add all of the motifs you discuss to the back whiteboard and attach a quick description.