1. Dear Amy. We read a letter to the LA Times’ Amy about whether or not 14 is too young to be in love. Students wrote their own response to the writer in a letter/advice column format.
2. Passbacks. Students received their Wikipedia project grades and their last ACE-IT paragraphs.
3. Act II. We read, listened to, and watched Act II, scenes i and ii of Romeo and Juliet. If you don’t want to lug home a textbook on Thursday, you need to get your own copy of the book, either paperback or electronic.
4. ACE-IT. Students drew quotes from Act II, scenes i and ii out of a jar. They decided whether the quote showed true love or something else. Then they wrote an ACE-IT paragraph proving their point.
1. Questions on homework. Students who did not finish the homework for today can have until tomorrow.
2. Example analysis. As a class, we looked at a piece of art and discussed how we might compare it to the play.
3. Art choices. Students need to choose a scene by going to the R&J tab above and then clicking on their scene or the Taming of the Shrew link at the bottom.
HW: All students need to choose a scene by tomorrow. If you would like to begin your prewriting, due Thursday, the form is here: Art Critique Prewriting. We will work on this in class tomorrow.
1. Freewrite. What are the three most important literary devices that appear in your scene from Romeo and Juliet? Examples: foreshadowing, dramatic irony, humor, shift of mood, conflict (man v. man, v. self, v. nature), etc. We shared ideas in our groups.
3. Example analysis. As a class, we looked at a musical version of Romeo and Juliet to critique.
4. Art choices. Students need to choose a scene by going to the R&J tab above and then clicking on their scene or the Taming of the Shrew link at the bottom. Your prewriting, due online Thursday in a Google Document shared with Ms. Garvoille (firstname.lastname@example.org) is here: Art Critique Prewriting.
HW: Finish prewriting for Thursday.