Look below your balcony chica! He's performing a total stalker move!
So last week we went over Act 2- including the extremely famous balcony scene! This week we will be wrapping up and reviewing Act 2. . . . prepare for a TEST on Wednesday!!!! (If you want extra review help- check out the Handouts Page!)
Then we're moving right along into Act 3. Obviously as told in Act 1's Prologue, this story does not end happily. This scene is going to start the series of events that will lead to the downfall of our beloved characters.
. . . . . All topics covered this week alongside our readings of Romeo and Juliet.
Remember, Romeo and Juliet were only 14 when they decided to get married. Is a 14 year old ready for marriage? How do you sustain a happy marriage at that young of an age? Is it even possible? Let's try a little experiment this week....let's all get married!!
What constitutes beauty? Is it appearance? Personality? Their soul? We're going to examine what exactly makes up a "beautiful" person being Romeo is so infatuated with the way Juliet looks.
I now pronounce you teenage newlyweds!
We had a great start with Romeo and Juliet- sooo nice to see everyone excited about acting out in class!
This week we will be finishing up Act 1 with a review planned for Tuesday and a test on Wednesday. Then we will be jumping right into Act 2!
So we've met Romeo and Juliet- both of which have exhibited their tragic flaw of being impulsive. Romeo is also a bit superficial- totally into how gorgeous a girl is verus getting to know her/her personality. Juliet, seems to be a bit mature for her age yet she is quick to fall head over heels for Romeo!
I cannot wait to see your masquerade invites and masks! Tweet them to me at twitter.com/mccradyenglish!
Parting is such sweet sorrow,
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NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE
We've reached one of my all time favorite units....Shakespeare!!!
I was a bit of a nerd in high school. I can remember sitting in my English class reading Shakespeare and being able to "translate it" like I had known this language my entire life! This is by far a result of my mom reading Shakespeare to her tummy while pregnant with me. Weird right!? Needless to say when I started taking English courses in college, I was naturally drawn to every one that was about The Bard! I am absolutely thrilled to be teaching one of his most famous Tragedies. . . Romeo & Juliet.
Now don't be scared or intimidated by all this! We will conquer it together! And to make things even more fun, we're going to be ACTING... yes ACTING out the play in class, complete with costumes and props!
To thy ownself be true = Keep it real
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