Wednesday, November 19: Vocab and Gabriel Allusions

1. Students took notes on vocab roots #16-18.

2. Next, we played some Simon Says to review!

3. We then learned a little more about the Archangel Gabriel in order to prepare to read the end of the play, which ALL STUDENTS NEED TO READ TONIGHT! Here are the Gabriel notes we took: Gabriel Allusion Notes (L6).

Here are links to the pieces we examined:

“Blow, Gabriel, Blow” by Cole Porter from Anything Goes! (1938)

“When Gabriel Blows That Horn” by Cornell Tassey and Herbert Mandell


The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel by Michaelangelo (1536-1541)

Annunciation by Jan van Eyck (circa 1434)

In the image, Gabriel says, “AVE GRÃ. PLENA” or “Hail, full of grace…”. Mary responds, “ECCE ANCILLA DÑI” or “Behold the handmaiden of the Lord”. The artist writes Mary’s response upside down, suggesting that it is directed to God (who is apparently reading it from above!).

HW: Finish reading Fences tonight! Quiz tomorrow! Here is the play if you were absent. You should also fill out the reading guide as you go.