Hope you all had a great Spring Break!
We've reached the dramatic conclusion of Romeo & Juliet! Now remember as we read the final Act, everything that could go wrong will go wrong and Romeo and Juliet will not get the "Happily Ever After" they hope for. Talk about intense!
As the end of the marking period approaches, I want to encourage all of you to take advantage of any extra credit opportunities that pop up, be sure to study for the final Romeo & Juliet Test, and work diligently on the Romeo & Juliet Project (that serves as your Quarterly Assessment). You will learn more about the project next week.
Adieu! Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow,
. . . . And finish it just as quick! That's right folks we're starting and finishing an entire Act this week AND having a test on Thursday.
Back to our story! Things are getting pretty intense.
Now keep in mind that the next 42 hours of the play are going to be pivital so pay close attention!
Also, over break, I'm offering an extra credit assignment for the 3rd marking period. It's a "Dear Abby" advice column- to be done as either Romeo or Juliet. It's due April 8th!
Enjoy your break!
I'd like to start off by thanking those of you that have already emailed me a draft of your essay. It looks like a majority of you are on the right track.
When I look over your essays I'm looking for specific things- things we've discussed in class and that have been included in DOZENS of handouts. The biggest is to follow the format!
For your body paragraphs:
1. Utilize a transition word or phrase that leads into your topic sentence.
2. State your argument- it can be as simple as "After initially seeming to be a loyal friend, the Nurse proves to be disloyal to Juliet."
3. Provide me with CONTEXTUAL evidence (as in from the book!) that proves your argument to be true.
4. Analyze the quote- explain to me in detail how that quote proves your argument to be true. (There is an entire handout on this!)
Let's break it down rubric style:
Hope my tips have helped. Please adhere to the Sunday 5pm deadline!
Hey everyone. I apologize for being out Thursday and Friday last week. I was in the hospital for a gastrointestinal infection. I missed all of you tremendously and promise we will move swiftly through the rest of the act this week!
Busy week ahead! We have half days Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for parent teacher conferences.
Just to give you an outlook for the week we will be utilizing literature circles (to be explained in class) to finish up the act. Then of course we will have a test on the entire Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet the end of this week. Yes Honors you will still have your essay this weekend, be prepared!
Have a good week.
Let's have a quick recap.
So Romeo and Juliet have said their "I do's", Tybalt and Mercutio brawled resulting in Mercutio biting the dust, and Romeo killed Tybalt in the heat of revenge. Now Romeo has been exiled from Verona. Needless to say his relationship with Juliet just got a bit tougher!
This week we're going to try something new. It's called Literature Circles. We'll explain how it works on Friday. Have no fear!
We do have state testing this week. Please keep in mind period 1, 2, and 3 will not see me Tuesday thru Thursday. (Sad face!) Period 6/7 will be meeting in D-24 those days! Good luck!
Enjoy the week!
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