Week of 2/13
- Monday, 2/13: "High School and Beyond" plan will be completed in Lab 1 with Ms. Boelts.
- Sonnet Assignment: Annotation is due in class on Friday, 2/17 . (Valentine/recitation are still due on Tuesday, 2/14. [Forget the "reactions" part; showing the sonnet is sufficient!] CLARIFICATION: Valentine can be given to anyone (as long as the "anyone" is human). The recitation must be done in a public place and recorded.
- Sonnet Paper (1 page-ish): Submit on Turnitin.com by 11:59 Friday, 2/17. [Password for 3rd: 3Violette; ID# 14735343] [Password for 6th: 6Violette; ID# 14735357] PROMPT: What is Shakespeare "DOING" in the poem (i.e., key words, images, jargon, shifts, allusions), and how does what he is doing connect to or help convey what he is SAYING?
- ANNOTATION IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY, 2/23 BECAUSE YOU NEED IT TO WRITE YOUR PAPER!!!
- Read all of Act 1 for Wednesday, 2/22.
Week of 2/6
- Read and print copy of syllabus. Pay particular attention to "Assignment Format" and the "Late Assignment Policy." Due Thursday, 2/9.
- Thursday, 2/9: Reserve your sonnet! (You will want to be ready with a couple.).
- Print this handout for Thursday, 2/9.
- Sonnet Assignment: Annotation & paper are due on Thursday, 2/16. (Valentine/recitation are still due on Tuesday, 2/14.
Week of 1/30
- If you have a particular play you want to read this semester, be ready to pitch it to us on Friday, 2/3.
- "INSULT" POSTER: Shakespeare was an inventor of words; this neologistic tendency is particularly evident in his insults. Unfortunately, many of the words used to insult fellow Elizabethans have become extinct from our modern lexicon. So, based on the sound of the words you chose in class (two adjective and one noun), depict the person (people?) that you imagine might inspire such an insult.
- You may draw, sculpt, paint, or use any other artistic medium you wish. You also may use magazine and/or internet pictures to cobble together your creation. (DO NOT JUST PRINT A PICTURE; CREATE A PICTURE OUT OF SEVERAL.)
- Define each word on the back of the poster or on a separate piece of paper. DO NOT LOOK UP THE MEANINGS OF YOUR WORDS -- USE YOUR IMAGINATION BASED ON WHAT THE WORDS SOUND LIKE TO YOU! DON'T BE LITERAL. FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE WORD IS "APPLE JOHN" DO NOT DRAW AN APPLE AND NAME IT JOHN.
- DO NOT USE LINED PAPER.
- Neatness counts; color is generally more appealing.
- Be ready to present your posters on Friday, 2/3.