Q3 Wk 8: Feb 20 - 24

20 Feb
 
Objectives
Create sentences using vocabulary from Macbeth Act IV.
Review plot development in Macbeth.
Write an essay that examines dramatic tension in the scenes of Act IV.
 
Bellwork
The following are vocabulary words from Act IV of Macbeth. Choose five words and write a sentence using each. Be sure to include enough context clues to make the meaning of the vocabulary word clear in the sentence.
 
cauldron    avaricious    pernicious    diminutive    appease    interdiction    integrity
 
Activities
1)  Review "Understanding Plot Development" homework. Make corrections to your worksheet if necessary.
 
2)  In the remaining class time, write an essay on the following prompt:
 
Critics sometimes suggest that the fouth acts of Shakespeare's plays represent a letdown in dramatic tension between the rising action of the earlier acts and the culminating events of the fifth act. Write an essay in which you evaluate each of the three scenes in Act IV of Macbeth for dramatic effectiveness and contribution to plot development. Hand in the essay by the end of class.
 
 
 
21 Feb
 
Objectives
Define and create sentences using vocabulary from Macbeth.
 
Bellwork
Copy the following Macbeth vocabulary words into your bellwork:
cleave
chastise
courier
appall
equivocate
malice
bides
muse (v.)
censure
cauldron
diminutive
avaricious
harbinger
beguile
palpable
carouse (carousing)
scruples
purge
homage
brandish
pernicious
appease
interdiction
suborn (suborned)
 
Activities
1)  Create sentences using each of the words from the bellwork list while providing context clues to establish meaning to the vocabulary word. Underline the word and CIRCLE all context clues in the sentence. (DUE TOMORROW)
2)  Announce Act IV quiz information.
 
 
 
22 Feb
 
Objectives
Review plot development, themes, and characterization in Macbeth Act IV using a student-created board game.
Take a quiz on Act IV of Macbeth.
 
Bellwork
Report to a gaming station, and choose a Game Master. Remove gaming materials. There are two sets of cards:  PLAY cards (in yellow) and PLOT SEQUENCE cards (in white). The PLOT SEQUENCE cards all focus around the question "Which happened first?" Begin playing the review game. You have 35 minutes of game play time.
 
Activities
1)  Play the review game in preparation for the quiz.
2)  Take quiz.
3)  During remaining time, Act V group discussion leaders can work together to prepare for scene expositions coming up next week.
4)  Distribute "Macbeth Writing Prompts and Rubric," "Act V Study Questions," and Act V commentaries.
5)  HOMEWORK (due Monday):  #1 Read Act V, scenes i and ii and their commentaries.  #2 Begin work on writing assignment. See the prompt for information on how to get started.
 
 
 
23 Feb
 
NO SCHOOL - RODEO DAYS
 
 
 
24 Feb
 
NO SCHOOL - RODEO DAYS
 
 
 
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Tracy Alexander,
Feb 22, 2012, 9:03 AM
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Tracy Alexander,
Feb 22, 2012, 9:08 AM
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