Q3 Wk10: Mar 5-9

5 March
Identify and use evidence from Macbeth to create a persuasive paper.
Evaluate your progress on the essay.
On a clean sheet of paper, write the folowing:
    1) The thesis of your paper
    2) The two strongest pieces of evidence
    3) Your weakest piece of evidence
Then, answer the following questions:
    4) What are you most concerned about with your paper?
    5) What are you most proud of with your paper?
#1) "Does Your Essay Do the Following?" Activity. The following statements and questions are a reminder of SOME of the many things you must keep in mind for your paper.
Does Your Essay do the Following?
a) Always answer the prompt? Does the paper ever get philosophical or off topic?
b) Use both quotes and paraphrasing to refer to specific details in the play?
c) Use proper MLA citations of parahprases and quotes?
d) Present original insights? In other words, insights NOT presented by the commentaries in the book or by Mrs. Alexander in class?
e) When using insights from class or the commentaries, are you using original words to convey the ideas?
f) Present evidence and insights that span the entire play?
#2) For the rest of the class period, get into groups according to your essay prompt. In those groups, discuss your ideas in order to collect information and debate arguments for your essay.
6 March
Identify and analyze similarities and differences between two examples of monologues by Shakespeare that use the stage as an extended metaphor for life.
Examine and evaluate a visual representation of the stages of life in "All the world's a stage."
Create a monologue using at least one metaphor for life.
Look at the images of the "Seven Stages of Man" stained-glass window that visually represent the stages addressed in the "All the world's a stage" soliloquy. Click http://www.folger.edu/template.cfm?cid=1321 to view the images. Click on three different images from the window, and evaluate how each represents the content of the soliloquy describing that stage. Write at least two sentences for each of the three images you choose.
1) Teacher collects and returns the graphic organizer homework during bellwork.
2) Class engages in a Socratic dialogue on the similarities and differences in the outlook on life in the two Shakesperean monologues.
3) Write your own short monologue of six lines using a metaphor for life. Be sure that your monologue clearly uses a metaphor, and make sure to include details that demonstrate your attitudes toward the meaning of life. Post your six lines to the Discussion Board on www.turnitin.com no later than Thursday 3/8 at 5:00 p.m.
7 March
Identify context, speaker, and significance for excerpts from scenes of Macbeth.
Take a quiz on Act V of Macbeth.
Publish an analysis that connects yourself to a character in Macbeth, using the class Discussion Board on www.turnitin.com.
3rd, 4th, & 5th ONLY:  Read aloud and discuss plot development, themes, and characterization in the final scene of Macbeth.
No written bellwork today.
1)  3rd, 4th, & 5th ONLY: Sign up for play roles. Group discussion leader places pausing lines on the board and leads group reading and discussion of Act V, Scene 8.
2)  Students take quiz.
3)  Find your Quote activity:  Think back on the events of Macbeth. Which character do you most identify with? Look back at the dialogue of the character. Find a quote spoken by that character that makes you think that the two of you have something in common. Explain what the quote means and how the character's words relate to you. Submit your responses on the Discussion Board of www.turnitin.com. Your submission must include the following: Identify the character, type the quote with MLA citation, paraphrase the quote, explain how the quote relates to you, and explain what you have in common with the character. Your submission is DUE to the proper Discussion Board at  www.turnitin.com no later than 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8.
4) Context, Speaker, and Significance quotes HOMEWORK:  As a part of your review for the upcoming unit exam, you must be able to identify and analyze several important quotes from Macbeth. Below you will find a download entitled "Context - Speaker - Significance" that includes the directions for this assignment. (DUE at the beginning of class on Friday, March 9).
8 March
Identify context, speaker, and significance for excerpts from scenes from Act III of Macbeth in a jigsaw group activity as a part of the unit review.
Get into "Home Groups" for a jigsaw activity according to the verbal instructions provided by Mrs. Alexander. 
1) Jigsaw activity to identify the speaker, context, and significance of excerpts from Act III of the play. These five excerpts are to be included in the quotes assigned yesterday when reviewing for the unit test.

     III, i, 1-10       (“Thou has it now . . . no more”)

     III, ii, 11-12    (“Things without . . . done is done”)

     III, ii, 19-22    (“Better be . . . restless ecstasy”)

     III, iii, 18-21   (“Who did strike . . . how much is done”)

     III, iv, 136-138   (“I am in blood . . . as go o’er”)

2) Students continue this activity for Act I quotes from list assigned yesterday.

3) Students list four important plot points from each act to prepare for an upcoming activity. 

9 March
Identify context, speaker, and significance for excerpts from scenes from Act V of Macbeth in a jigsaw group activity as a part of the unit review.
Review and respond to analysis of personal connections to the play by fellow students using an electronic discussion board. (Replies DUE no later than Sunday, March 11th by 6:00 p.m.)
Get into the Home Groups from yesterday. Divide the excerpts among the members of the group, and we will begin the jigsaw activity.
1) Jigsaw activity for speaker, context, and significance of quotes from Act V in preparation for unit exam.
2) In some classes only: Student presentation and discussion of context and significance for four quotes from the unit review list.
3) HOMEWORK: Review posts on the "Find Your Macbeth Quote" Discussion Board on www.turnitin.com, and reply to no fewer than two of the posts. Be sure that your comments are productive, appropriate, thoughtful, and insightful. Replies are DUE no later than Sunday, March 11th by 6:00 p.m.
Tracy Alexander,
Mar 7, 2012, 2:51 PM
Tracy Alexander,
Mar 8, 2012, 10:10 AM
Tracy Alexander,
Mar 7, 2012, 3:12 PM