Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sub Day: Film Viewing

Reminder: make sure the Act IV-V study guide is in your Quarter 4 Folder or you hand it in to the sub!

1. Quiz over Act III and Vocab

2. You will be viewing a version of Macbeth that takes place in a modern setting. As you are watching, consider the choices the director makes as your final project will be to create your interpretation for a Macbeth film.

Link to video:

Viewing Guide:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sub Day: Finish Play

Reminder: The Commoner's Tale and Act III Vocab needs to be shared with me or in your Quarter 4 folder!!

1. Finish Act III and study guide

2. Act IV-V Study Guide- due next class

Link to Macbeth Text

You will be having a quiz over Act III and vocab next class. You cannot use your study guide this time on the quiz, so make sure you know the major plot developments in Act III. Please finish the play and the Act IV-V study guide for homework if you don't finish in class.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fear and the Dagger of the Mind

1. Act II Quiz

2. Go over Act III Vocab

3. Blog Posting:

Write about a time when you have felt fear.

  • What are some of the physical symptoms of fear?
  • What does the face of a fearful person look like?
  • How does extreme fear affect the mind?
  • How does it affect what we see and hear?
  • How do we master fear?

4. Continue Act III- finish study guide

5. Work on Commoner's Tale and Act III Vocab- due next class

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Act II Continued

1. Go over Vocab
2. Finish Reading Act II and Study Guide
3. Assign Commoner's Tale- due Thursday May 28th

Study for quiz over Act II and Act II Vocab

Act III Study Guide

Monday, May 19, 2014

Act II

1. Finish discussion from groups

2. Quiz over Act 1

3. Begin Act II- Act II Study Guide

4. Assign Commoner's Tale- due Tuesday

Link to Macbeth Text

Friday, May 16, 2014

Supernatural Forces in Macbeth

Do you think a supernatural phenomenon has to be “real” to affect our lives? How might belief in supernatural phenomena influence a person’s behavior or decisions?

1. Paradox Activity

2.View video segment: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/shakespeare-uncovered/education/lesson-overview/supernatural-shakespeare-and-macbeth-video-segments/

What did Shakespeare’s audience believe about witches? How do you think those beliefs affected the way the audience thought about the witches in this play?

3. How do the beliefs described in the segment compare to modern-day ideas about the supernatural?  Identify different beliefs in the supernatural that you have encountered. Some examples may include:

  • Horoscopes
  • ESP
  • Psychics, mediums, and fortune tellers
  • Ghosts
  • Superstitions, such as breaking a mirror or walking under a ladder bringing bad luck
  • Others?
4. Group work: Choose one of the above and answer the below questions in your group.
  • When have you encountered mention of this phenomenon in your life? Have you seen movies or news stories about it, or heard stories from other people about it?
  • Do people believe in this phenomenon today? Is that surprising? If so, why?
  • Why do you think the idea of this phenomenon still has power for people today?

  • Report Out

HW: Act 2 Vocabulary 
Quiz over Act 1 Next Class- study literary terms on the study guide!