Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day HW

1) Culture Vulture Rough Draft on Tuesday

2) ROAR post due on Wednesday

3) Vocab #20 quiz on Thursday

4) Julius Caesar Annotations...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

HW 5/21

1) be ready for annotations tomorrow!

2) 1st ROAR post due on Tuesday 5/26

3) Culture Vulture rough draft due 5/26 (late work accepted until June 1st, but at a "discount")

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

HW 5/20

1) Julius Casear test.

2) sign up for lines annotate for Friday

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

HW 5/19

1) day one of MCAS madness in Math.

bring your ROAR books tomorrow

2) Julius Caesar Test on Thursday. Quotations will be from Act 4 and 5, short answer will favor the lasts acts as well.

3) sign up for your annotation lines. We will work through them on Friday.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Julius Caesar Annotation Project Links

Please use these on-line resources to do your research. Do make sure to keep track of sources, be able to compose a proper works cited.

Two Versions of Julius Caesar
Notes at end

Notes between lines

On-Line Plutarch

Brutus and Antony

Weekend Homework

finish up Julius Caesar. Here are some videos to help you along...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

HW 5/13

1) read and annotate Julius Caesar Act 4 Scene 3 (some texts list it as 3 & 4, so read to the end of the act)

2) vocab quiz on Friday. #19

3) ROAR book (non-fiction) must be selected by 5/19

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

HW 5/12

1) read and annotate Julius Caesar Act 4 Scenes 1-2

2) vocab quiz #19 on Friday

Class, the final comment I made about Shakespeare's comic relief (dark humor) that is a barbaric example of mob mentality and senseless violence got me thinking more about the student killed in Dudley last week. By all accounts, here was a young man shot because he happened to live in an area disliked by the shooter. Cinna the poet died for having the same name, this student's crime was living in Orchard Park. I need to do much more thinking about these connections, but it pains me that this can happen and that I am not more outraged.


here's the story:

some good thoughts:

Monday, May 11, 2009

I do Culture Vultures too

So, it was baby shower time at Casa Doreian. This meant finding an activity for my dad and father in law. Since they were both sailors in their younger years, we visited the Volvo Ocean race area down on Fan Pier (it's right behind the ICA). They loved the films and "ocean simulation," you actually feel the wind and waves crashing. For you, there's a PUMA crate store with all the sweat shoes one could ever want. We tried to see the race from Nahant, but fog obscured the view for most of the race. But, it was a nice afternoon with the family. Pro tip: save $ by bringing food and eating on the outdoor seats at the ICA.

HW 5/11

1) read and annotate Julius Caesar Act 3 Scene 2 from Antony's speech forward

2) vocab quiz #19 on Friday

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

HW 5/6


Do remember to bring in supplies if you signed up.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

HW 5/5

1) read Julius Caesar 3.1

2) prepare for Culture Vulture/ROAR presentations

Monday, May 4, 2009

HW 5/4

1) start to plan out Culture Vulture/ROAR presentations

2) Read Julius Caesar Act 3 scene 1 for Wednesday

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Weekend HW

1) read the handout Plutarch's "lives of noble grecians and romans"

if you lost it:

Take notes on how Shakespeare
1: added
2: subtracted
3: stole

from the historical account

2: get thinking about your presentation on Thursday and Friday