back to AP English Home Page

Click  HERE for the CLASS OF 2011 PHOTO GALLERY.

Click the following website for the WEB ALBUM GALLERY:

https://picasaweb.google.com/103391408735368780157/2011APLitClassPix?authkey=Gv1sRgCIre876Uxtrs2wE#

 

WEEK 4a: Feb. 22-25, 2011

  Hamlet Act 1 (Wallies) 

and

Grammar and Intro to Frankenstein  (Oles)

NEW PICTURES FROM COLOR DAY!  Click  HERE for the CLASS OF 2011

PHOTO GALLERY.

Click the following website for the WEB ALBUM GALLERY:

https://picasaweb.google.com/103391408735368780157/2011APLitClassPix?authkey=Gv1sRgCIre876Uxtrs2wE#

    

Hip hip Hooray for HAMLET!

the GLOBE theatre in LONDON!

 

Click HERE to see Wally's current list of WA Journals.  

Click HERE to see Olson's current list of OJ journals.

Click HERE to go automatically to the yellow HW packet!

Click HERE for the Literary Time Periods Time line/Works Most Frequently Appearing on the AP Open-ended Essay.

NEW!  UPDATED! For some fun youtube Shakespeare, especially HAMLET, video links, click HERE.

Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the Hamlet AP Question Packet.

Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the Hamlet Soliloquy Packet.

FOR A COPY OF THE 2009 AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE!  YOU MAY WANT TO PRINT THIS!

vs. Lit. Analysis paper 

Due Wednesday, March 2nd. 

Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.

Click HERE for the grading sheet.

FYI:  ORDER TO TURN IN THE LIT. ANALYSIS PAPER:

  • grading sheet filled out (student parts only! Do not grade yourself!)

  • outline

  • paper

  • works cited

  • photocopy of the title page and back side of title page of each novel

  • highlighted copies of each doc. check--one per novel--in different colors

  • SECURITY copy--turn in (but not in folder with your paper) or e-mailed to Wally by midnight the day the paper is due!

  • ORDER TO TURN IN LIT ANALYSIS PAPER:         

    1. grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points)   CLICK HERE FOR JUST THE GRADING SHEET.

    2. outline (Yes!  It's required!--see the Survival Packet on how to do a properly formatted outline or click HERE)

    3. paper  (no need for sources highlighted)

    4. works cited (no need for sources highlighted)

    5. your copy of the summer reading book and any other sources used other than the 2 works you are comparing

Buybacks 

Notes: 1.  Record your results on the yellow and pink sheets in your folder.   By the way, Mr. Olson doesn't like to use the boxes at the end of the grading sheet.  He prefers that you read his comments in the margins to find the positives and suggestions.  You must summarize these in the pink boxes and write a goal for the next paper.  Then, record your number of errors in Lit. Analysis Paper column on the yellow technical sheet.) 2.   Be sure to follow directions! There will be a lot less "mercy" for not doing correcting the error correctly this time.   3.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WRITE OUT THE WHOLE SENTENCE THAT HAS THE ERROR(S).  DO NOT USE ELLIPSES!  4.  Make sure you do not make ANY NEW ERRORS.  If two or more errors occur in the same sentence, follow the specific directions on how to correct them all together.  5.   TURN BUYBACKS IN ON TIME!  If buybacks are not turned in on your deadline, they are 1/2 credit the next day and no credit the day after!  5.  Read the blue BUYBACK hand-out CAREFULLY so you can ask any questions/clear up anything you don't understand about the buyback procedure. 

 If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE. (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  For a sample (NOT PERFECT) of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (WORD version) OR  HERE (pdf.verson)! If you would like to use the ACE template, click HERE

NOTE!  You may organize your buybacks by type of error or chronologically as they appear in your paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):

 Happy Presidents' Day?

or is it Presidents? 

or why do some people even write it "President's Day?! 

NO SCHOOL!   

 

NO SCHOOL!!!!

SIX MINUTES:

Time to come out, I told him & he said he'd only been in for 6 minutes & I said that's not true. You've been in the whole day & he shrugged & said all he could remember was the last 6 minutes.

What I'm mostly good at is sleeping, he once told me in confidence, but he added, I don't see much future in it.

 

 
     

TUESDAY, day 16

   Gardner's Grendel

John Gardner

INTERESTING GARDNER'S GRENDEL SITES TO CHECK OUT (some links are out of date--Sorry!):

Gardner Appreciation page:

http://www.sunygenesee.cc.ny.us/gardner/gardner.htm

Letter from John Gardner to Susie West and students:

http://www.sunygenesee.cc.ny.us/gardner/perdue.htm

Excellent Grendel resource  pages:

http://brtom.org/gr/questions.html

http://brtom.org/gr/grlinks.html

http://brtom.org/gr/ljg.html

http://www.genesee.edu/gardner/tshirt.htm

http://brtom.org/gr/annotated.html

http://brtom.org/gr/ltheo.html

http://www.saint-andre.com/ismbook/ism3.html

http://brtom.org/gr/lbeow.html

http://brtom.org/gr/la-s.html

http://justice.loyola.edu/~mcoffey/lit/essays/enlightenment.html

Today's Allusion:

Today's Words of the Day:

cursory (Oles)

dessicate (Oles)

jejune (Wallies)

loquacious (Wallies)

 

 

 

"BEOWULF, WAS IT ALL

WORTH IT IN THE END?"

 

 

BEOWULF:

LAY OF THE LAST SURVIVOR!

  

 

 

 

BEOWULF FINALE:  BE vs. DO!

 

BE!  Don't just "DO" this term! 

Today's Quote of the Day:

"We are no longer human beings.  We should be called human doings"  

~Richard Carlson in his book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your years.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Today's Allusion:

IVORY TOWER

Today's Words of the Day:

Elysian

empirical

 

 

 

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend? Snow stories?

  • Thoughts on Gardner's Grendel?

  • C

  1. Explain color coding of websites now that we're splitting up!
  2. Discuss Lit. Analysis paper  and methods of organization.

  3.  Discuss WA 9 Lay of the last Survivor--Me! and Late Night Thoughts and Mahler's Symphony #9, the last movement (mention movies with this type of scenario:  I am Legend, 28 Days, Armegeddon, Left Behind, Deep Impact, 28 Days Later)
  4. Gardner's Grendel Discussion using Prep. Worksheet: click HERE!  ORANGE--chaps. 1-3, GOLD--chaps.  4-6, BLUE--chaps. 7-9, GREEN--chaps. 10-12.  On the front of the "Gardner's Grendel Discussion Prep. Worksheet"

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. OJ 5 Grendel (10 points)
  2. green Grendel packet (15 pts)
  3. WA 9--Lay of the Last Survivor and Late Night Thoughts
 

FOR FUN, Take a look that this Pride & Prejudice Austen Facebook

http://www.much-ado.net/austenbook/

 

 

TUESDAY, day 16

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

  1. vs. Lit. Analysis paper on 2 summer novels:  Due date on Wednesday, March 3rd Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.  Click HERE for the grading sheet.

WALLIES ONLY:

  1.  Ask your parents if they have ever read Hamlet, what they remember about it (DO NOT LET THEM GIVE AWAY THE PLOT), and if they have a copy of it for you to bring to class tomorrow for an extra credit coupon. See the picture of Katie and her mom's (actively read!) Hamlet book.

    Check out my vintage Shakespeare book!

    Wally's Hamlet book!

    If you haven't already, get a  copy of Hamlet.  IT MUST BE THE SIGNET CLASSIC! (NOT YOUR BROTHER'S COPY WITH THE BLACK BAND LIKE BRIAN'S BROTHER BEN'S COPY!)  GET THE GOLD BAND COPY THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS:

     

     

  2. ASSIGNMENT H1 #1. & 2. & 3 

    CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.

    #1.  Elizabethan Background Notes    Take a minimum of 1 side of a page of NOTES on your assigned topic. Your topic is NOT assigned THIS YEAR!  JUST DO ANY ONE YOU FANCY:

    Topic A = NORTON EXPERT (use the salmon hand-outs from the Norton Anthology.  Click HERE if you need them.)  Read and take notes from the Norton, vol. 6.  Read "The Sixteenth Century 1485-1603" (pp. 395-top of p. 406 and mid pp. 409 - 413).   Also, read "William Shakespeare 1564-1616" (pp. bottom of 801 - 803).  CLICK HERE FOR THESE SALMON PAGES  IF YOU DIDN'T GET THEM IN CLASS.

    Topic B = LBT BACKGROUND EXPERT and SHAKESPEARE’S BIOGRAPHY Read and take notes on the information from these TWO sources:

    ·        LBT black textbook pp. 191-201; 224-225  Take notes!

    ·        the chapter, "William Shakespeare 1564-1616," pp. bottom of 865-top of 868, in the Norton Anthology of English Literature (use the GOLDENROD hand-outs from the Norton Anthology.  CLICK HERE FOR THESE GOLDENROD PAGES IF YOU DIDN'T GET A COPY OF THE NORTON IN CLASS.)

                                     

    Topic C = BIOGRAPHY & AUTHORSHIP CONTROVERSY  & CANON  Using your Signet Classic edition of Hamlet, read and take notes on

    ·        "Shakespeare:  An Overview"--sections "Biographical Sketch,"

    ·        "A Note on the Anti-Stratfordians, Especially Baconians and Oxfordians," and

    ·        "The Shakespeare Canon" on pp. vii-xviii (new book).

    Topic D =SHAKESPEARE'S THEATER  Using your Signet Classic edition of Hamlet read and take notes on"Shakespeare:  An Overview,""Shakespeare's Theater" and "A Note on the Use of Boy Actors in Female Roles" on pp. xxvi-xxxvi.      

    Topic E = SHAKESPEARE'S DRAMATIC LANGUAGE:  COSTUMES, GESTURES AND SILENCES, PROSE AND POETRY  Using your Signet Classic edition of Hamlet, read and take notes on "Shakespeare's Dramatic Language:  Costumes, Gestures and Silences; Prose And Poetry", "The Play Text as a Collaboration" and "Editing Texts" on pp. xxxvi-liv (new book).  

    Topic  F = SHAKESPEARE ON THE STAGE  Using your Signet Classic edition of Hamlet, read and take notes on "Shakespeare on the Stage" on pp. liv-lxi   (new book)  AND  Sylvan Barnet's article, "Hamlet on Stage and Screen" in the new book on pp. 239-256.

    Topic G = SHAKESPEARE’S ENGLISH  Using your Signet Classic edition of Hamlet read and take notes on "Shakespeare:  An Overview"--"Shakespeare's English" on pp. xviii-xxv (new book).

     #2.  Look over the hand-out "Words, Words, Words" in your the ivory Hamlet PACKET.  Jot down some interesting findings on the BACK of your Elizabethan background notes.  FYI! click HERE for a copy of the ivory Hamlet PACKET. 

     #3.  WA 10 "Quotes to Consider" (a.k.a. HWA 1 in the HW packet)   It is a 2 sider.  See the  pink page of the Hamlet Packet for these boxes of quote choices.  On the back side of this journal, choose three Hamlet quotes from the salmon list of Hamlet Significant Quotes and without looking at the text, predict what you think each of the three quotes might be about.  FYI! click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.  CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.

  3. EXTRA CREDIT (3 pts.) COUPON OPPORTUNITY(to be stapled on a future journal or HW assignment)!  What Hamlet character are you?  Go online to                   http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=hamlet

     and take the Character test for Hamlet.  Print out your results, but do not read any detailed explanations as to who the characters are in the play!  You don't want to know some things yet.

 

  1.  

 

OLES ONLY:

  1. AP Essay #3 on Pride and PrejudiceYou may word process the essay (double-spaced).  If you hand write it, please write legibly and do not write on the back side of the pages. The time limit is 40 min. max.  About 10 min. of that 40 min. should be spent planning the essay.  You may NOT use any outside resources.  Of course, this means you may NOT use the text.  Here's the prompt:   

    Using Pride and Prejudice, write an essay in which you analyze the sources of conflict  and  explain how the conflict contributes to the meaning of the work.  In addition analyze the author's choices in diction and imagery that help to develop the reader's understanding of the conflict and how it relates to the meaning of the work.

    Avoid plot summary.

    FOR FUN, take a look that this Austen Pride & Prejudice  Facebook page

    http://www.much-ado.net/austenbook/

  2.  GRAMMAR WORK FROM CHAPTER 20 in the GRAY GRAMMAR BOOK.  IT'S ON PARTS OF SPEECH AND PHRASES Using your EWS (Gray grammar book), do the following:  Skim pp. 456-486.  Then, slow down!  Read carefully pp. 490-507. Take a minimum of one side of a page of notes over this material. Do evens only for all exercises (including the Review Exercises) from pp. 490-508. To make your life easier, scan the pages of the text.  Then you write the answers right on the copies instead of writing out the entire sentence on your own paper. For a WORD document you can use to type in your answers the EVENS, click HERE.  2012 APES: Click HERE for an electronic version (WORD) of the ODDS entences (created by Eric Howe) so you can type out your responses and avoid all the hand writing!

 

WEDNESDAY, day 17

the STRATFORD TRAIN STATION

Wally in front of Shakespeare's grave in Stratford,

October 2008

Check out my blog!  http://england2008lindapaula.blogspot.com/

Today's Quote of the Day:

I hate cameras.  They are so much more sure than I am about everything.  ~John Steinbeck


Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection of him?  ~
Calvin and Hobbes

It makes sense to make a map of places where you can get eaten by bears, or where there's a bottomless pit, but when you get into making maps of your mind, you're basically wasting your time.

Today's Allusion:

Bread and Circuses

Today's Words of the Day:

epigram (Oles)

euphonic (Oles)

nefarious (Wallies)

 nepotism  (Wallies)

Shakespeare WORD OF THE DAY:

anon (uh-NON) adverb

   1. At another time.

   2. Soon.

   3. At once; immediately (archaic).

[From Middle English, from Old English on an, (in one).]

"Anon, King Hamlet discovers [.  .  .].  Threatened with banishment, poverty, and disgrace, Claudius  [. . .].." Witty, Wise, Then Weary, The Economist (London), Feb 19, 2000.

Q:  Where is Hamlet supposedly set? 

A:  in Kronborg Castle in Helsingør or Elsinore, Denmark (see pix!)

 

Elsinore

the courtyard where Hamlet is done every summer!

To learn more about Hamlet's castle, Kronborg, at Elsinore, click on these links:

http://www.copenhagenpictures.dk/kronborg.html

http://www.ses.dk/157000c

Wally at Kronborg Castle in Helsingør or Elsinore, Denmark pointing to her pal Shakespeare

Shakespeare Country

Shakespeare's last home

Stratford-on-Avon and Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church (where Shakespeare is buried) in Stratford on the the Avon River

Anne Hathaway's cottage

To see more pictures of London, click here!

Shakespeare WORD OF THE DAY:

hie (hy) verb tr., intr. To hasten; to go in a hurry.[From Middle English hien, from Old English higian (to strive).]

Today's word in Visual Thesaurus: http://visualthesaurus.com/?w1=hie

"Aniston reportedly hied out of town to meet hubby Brad Pitt in Little Rock, Ark." Michael Sneed; The Rice Report; Chicago Sun-Times; Nov 18, 2004.

Interested in websites on Shakespeare? 

Check out some fun youtube Shakespeare LINKS: Click HERE.

insults generator:

http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/a1-shakespearean-insults-generator.htm

For more fun, click HERE!

For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 1, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzVyqiskpMk&mode=related&search=

For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 2,

click (starts with balcony scene) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKUyq-uCZr0&mode=related&search=

For a fun video with Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie spoofing

Shakesepare and "To be or not to be," click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwbB6B0cQs4

For a spoof on Shakespeare's life, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY4HdGJcJVo

To see a Shakespeare in Love music video set to

"If you're not the one" Daniel Bedingfield, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l40Syu0sKYM

FUN SHAKESPEARE YOUTUBE LINKS:

Rowan Atkinson interviews Hugh Laurie as Shakespeare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwbB6B0cQs4&feature=related

amateur Globe Theatre tour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptgEU91cUzI&feature=related

short tour of Globe theatre to music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOHvMIsAiLc&feature=related

Brush up your Shakespeare from Kiss Me Kate--version 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-CSb3Xe06s&feature=related

Brush up your Shakespeare from Kiss Me Kate--version 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSmZfnax1yw

History of Shakespeare--Brief and Naughty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQGATTeg1Os&NR=1

Big Brother "Who's Shakespeare?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bPHyVOA7iI&feature=related

Beatles do Shakespeare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bPHyVOA7iI&feature=related

amateur Globe Theatre tour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptgEU91cUzI&feature=related

short tour of Globe theatre to music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOHvMIsAiLc&feature=related

WEDNESDAY, day 17

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • Share background notes on Hamlet & Words, Words, Words, Tragedy, and pp. 3-10 Hamlet--maybe make transp.
  • EC Which Hamlet character are you? selectsmart.com quiz
  • Gardner's Grendel Discussion using Prep. Worksheet
  1. Gardner's Grendel Discussion using Prep. Worksheet: click HERE!  ORANGE--chaps. 1-3, GOLD--chaps.  4-6, BLUE--chaps. 7-9, GREEN--chaps. 10-12.  On the front of the "Gardner's Grendel Discussion Prep. Worksheet"

     

  2. IF TIME, Tips on quizzes--how this will work
  3. IF TIME, Intro to HAMLET--folio vs. quartos, authorship controversy, film versions, tips on how to actively read, themes, motifs, "Words Words Words" hand-out, 37 plays, setting, willing suspension of disbelief, Shakespeare's settings, Wittenberg, time of opening scene, Shakespeare's competition, the Globe, tragedies vs. comedies vs. histories, authorship controversy---Share group background notes on Hamlet

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. Background Elizabethan notes
  2. stamp WA 10 Hamlet Quotes to Consider--2 sides + peer commentary  = 15 pts.
  3. EC Which Hamlet character are you? selectsmart.com quiz
  4. n

OLES:

  1. Group check-in:
  • Word of the Day
  • Allusion bread & circuses
  1. Gardner's Grendel Discussion using Prep. Worksheet: click HERE!  ORANGE--chaps. 1-3, GOLD--chaps.  4-6, BLUE--chaps. 7-9, GREEN--chaps. 10-12.  On the front of the "Gardner's Grendel Discussion Prep. Worksheet"
  2. Review HW
  3. Correct evens and go over the odds

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. green Grendel packet
  2. stamp & check sentences
  3. collect AP essays

the "Elizabeths"!

Queen Elizabeth II (alive and on the throne of England today!)

 

 Queen Elizabeth I (1500's)

Judi Dench played Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love

Anne Hathaway's cottage

To see more pictures of London, click here!

Anne of the Thousand Days

the love story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII

WAR OF THE ROSES!

(click HERE for genealogical chart)

   

or more info on this part of history, go to the website below:

http://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/boleyn.html

to read their love letters, go here:

http://englishhistory.net/tudor/letter10.html

to learn more about him, go here:

http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/tudor.htm

to learn more about the other wives, go here:

http://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/wives.html

or here:

http://www.larmouth.demon.co.uk/sarah-jayne/wives/wives.html

Tower Bridge in London

Synchronicity!  Wally was in Stratford dining at the Dirty Duck (next to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Theatre, The Courtyard, and it just so happened that the table she sat down at had this quote next to it on the wall!  Recognize it?

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. vs. Lit. Analysis paper on 2 summer novels:  Due date on Wednesday, March 3rd Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.  Click HERE for the grading sheet.

WALLIES ONLY:

    1. Comment on someone else's Journal WA 10 "Quotes to Consider"  The comments on your ideas can be in the margins or at very end of WA 10 Quotes to Consider.  This journal with the commenting is now worth 15 points (+5 for the commenting).  If you didn't exchange with a classmate, have someone you know read and comment (this person doesn't have to have read Hamlet at all).

    2. ASSIGNMENT H2 #1-7:                CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET. #1 Read the yellow hand-out in the ivory Hamlet packet "Actively Reading or Marking a Textbook."  Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.  #2:  Read carefully over the material about all the themes and motifs in the PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET #3: Read over the "dramatis personae" (cast list) on p. 2 in your Hamlet text. #4: Using the suggestions given in the yellow hand-out in the ivory Hamlet packet "Actively Reading or Marking a Textbook," actively read pp. 3-10 (Act 1.1) in Hamlet.  #5:  Re-read the scene again.  When in doubt, SHOUT it out!  (Try it aloud!)   #6:  BE READY FOR YOUR FIRST HAMLET QUIZ OVER THIS MATERIAL!                        #7:  For a 3 pt. extra credit coupon, take the Hamlet Selector Quiz : "What Hamlet character are you?"  Go online to   http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=hamlet and take the Character test for Hamlet.  Print out your results, but do not read any detailed explanations as to who the characters are in the play!  You don't want to know some things yet.

    3. EXTRA CREDIT (3 pts.) COUPON OPPORTUNITY(to be stapled on a future journal or HW assignment)!  Which Hamlet character are you?  Go online to                   http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=hamlet

       and take the Character test for Hamlet.  Print out your results, but do not read any detailed explanations as to who the characters are in the play!  You don't want to know some things yet.

      MEMORIZE A SONNET!

      77 LOVE SONNETS BY GARRISON KEILLOR

      From Garrison Keillor:

      "When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorize Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 29, "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state" for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon, I come in peace, I depart in gratitude."

      http://www.elabs7.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=fj6,ggr6,dv,m9yp,85wm,iih1,lp0o

      GK reads from 77 Love Sonnets in San Francisco on June 6:

      http://www.elabs7.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=fj6,ggr6,dv,8l1l,aw78,iih1,lp0o

       

  1. OLES ONLY:  

 

  1.  

    1. GRAMMAR WORK Correct your phrase HW.  Click HERE for the key.

      Create 15 sentences with a total of 20 prep. phrases, 10 participial phrases, 10 gerund phrases, 10 infinitive phrases.  Be sure to LABEL each type of phrase correctly.

      E-mail Mr. Olson if you have questions!  rolson@edenpr.org

       

    2.   Take a minimum of one side of Background Notes on the Romantic Era from the black LBT book pp. 565-576

      The ROMANTIC MOVEMENT!

      The GRANDFATHERS:

      Samuel Taylor Coleridge

       

      and William Wordsworth:

       

      THE 3 GRANDSONS:

                                    John Keats:

                     

      Lord Byron:

      Percy Bysshe Shelley (husband of Mary Shelley):

       

       

THURSDAY, day 18

Wanna see Wally's trip to NYC  Oct. 14-17, 2009

Click HERE.

Jude Law signing Wally's program

Today's Quote of the Day:

"There is no coming to consciousness without pain. -

Carl Jung, psychiatrist (1875-1961)

Today's Allusion:

Thirty pieces of silver / betrayed with a kiss

Today's Words of the Day:

sanguine

cacophony

euphony

 nepotism

Shakespeare's original GLOBE THEATRE

  

 

PARIS GARDEN--the bear beating arenas!  (Shakespeare's competition)

these pictures below are of London's

NEW GLOBE THEATRE

       

 

Wally's pictures of London from the summer 2006

Wally at the Globe in the summer of 2006

Globe theatre lobby in LONDON!

Entering the Globe for Shakespeare's play Titus Andronicus

(Shakespeare's bloodiest play!

Yes!  Fake blood was spewed on us here!

 

THURSDAY, day 18

WALLIES ONLY:

Group check-in:

  • lit analysis topic share and paper questions
  • Share background notes on Hamlet & Words, Words, Words, Tragedy, and pp. 3-10 Hamlet--maybe make transp.
  • EC Which Hamlet character are you? selectsmart.com quiz
  1. finish Gardner's Grendel Discussion

  2. Tips on quizzes--how this will work
  3. Intro to HAMLET--folio vs. quartos, authorship controversy, film versions, tips on how to actively read, themes, motifs, "Words Words Words" hand-out, 37 plays, setting, willing suspension of disbelief, Shakespeare's settings, Wittenberg, time of opening scene, Shakespeare's competition, the Globe, tragedies vs. comedies vs. histories, authorship controversy---Share group background notes on Hamlet

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. Bac
  2. stamp
  3. EC Which Hamlet character are you? selectsmart.com quiz

 

OLES ONLY:

 

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • share lit analysis paper topic ideas
  • c/c grammar sentences
  • Words of the Day/allusion
  1. check grammar HW
  2. board work on sentences
 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. stamp phrase sentences hw
  2. Romanticism notes--stamp
  3. collect all phrase HW

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. FANTASTIC HEATHLY FOOD FRIDAY (a.k.a. FHFF) tomorrow!  Bring something yummy!

      Hint! Hint!

  2. vs. Lit. Analysis paper on 2 summer novels:  Due date on Wednesday, March 3rd Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.  Click HERE for the grading sheet.

 

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. OJ 6 COLORS! (old ASSIGNMENT D #2: ) (2 sides minimum) After reading the specific articles that give you more information about your individual color results, do OJ 6 "COLORS."  Kiersey colors (Artisans = Orange, Guardians = Gold, Idealists = Blue, and Rationals = Green)  or the Hartmann colors (yellow, red, blue, white) or even the Gregorc Learning Styles (AS, CR, AR, CR)    Here are the links to the articles:  KEIRSEY ORANGE, KEIRSEY GOLD, KEIRSEY BLUE, KEIRSEY GREEN, HARTMAN YELLOW, HARTMAN RED, HARTMAN BLUE, HARTMAN WHITE.  Set up your like this:  SIDE ONE personal reaction:  an initial reaction to the tests, the whole concept, your colors, and being in COLOR groups:               SIDE TWO literary character application:  Using what you know of the colors, pick out several characters from the summer novels (and, if you like, any characters from any works of literary merit you have academically studied--for example:  Holden Caulfield, Tom Joad, Atticus Finch, Beowulf, Grendel, Huckleberry Finn, Lenny, George, Hester ) and predict what color each character probably would be had he or she the opportunity to take the COLOR TESTS.  You may consider the Kiersey colors (Artisans = Orange, Guardians = Gold, Idealists = Blue, and Rationals = Green)  or the Hartmann colors (yellow, red, blue, white) or even the Gregorc Learning Styles (AS, CR, AR, CR).

  2. AP Essay #3 on Pride and PrejudiceYou may word process the essay (double-spaced).  If you hand write it, please write legibly and do not write on the back side of the pages. The time limit is 40 min. max.  About 10 min. of that 40 min. should be spent planning the essay.  You may NOT use any outside resources.  Of course, this means you may NOT use the text.  Here's the prompt:   

    Using Pride and Prejudice, write an essay in which you analyze the sources of conflict  and  explain how the conflict contributes to the meaning of the work.  In addition analyze the author's choices in diction and imagery that help to develop the reader's understanding of the conflict and how it relates to the meaning of the work.

    Avoid plot summary.

    FOR FUN, take a look that this Austen Pride & Prejudice  Facebook page

    http://www.much-ado.net/austenbook/

     

    Interested in websites on Shakespeare?  Click HERE!   Check out some fun youtube Shakespeare LINKS Click HERE.

    For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 1, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzVyqiskpMk&mode=related&search=

    For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 2, click (starts with balcony scene) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKUyq-uCZr0&mode=related&search=

    For a fun video with Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie spoofing Shakesepare and "To be or not to be," click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwbB6B0cQs4

    For a spoof on Shakespeare's life, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY4HdGJcJVo

    To see a Shakespeare in Love music video set to "If you're not the one" Daniel Bedingfield, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l40Syu0sKYM

    Hamlet newspaper front page

    Hamlet downloadable Multiple Critical Perspectives

    http://www.prestwickhouse.com/pc-11078-39-hamlet-downloadable-multiple-critical-perspectives.aspx?category=5

    Create a study guide for a scene in Hamlet

    http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dg384q3w_62d77658

    Artwork inspired by Hamlet

    http://www.english.emory.edu/classes/Shakespeare_Illustrated/Shakespeare.html

 

 

 

OLES:

  1.  GRAMMAR WORKGray EWS book: Chapter 21 Clauses--pp. 510-527.  Take notes (1 side min.) and do all evens in all exercises.  Be sure to do the entire REVIEW ACTIVITY E-mail Mr. Olson if you have questions!  rolson@edenpr.org

  2. OJ 6 COLORS! (old ASSIGNMENT D #2: ) (2 sides minimum) After reading the specific articles that give you more information about your individual color results, do OJ 6 "COLORS."  Kiersey colors (Artisans = Orange, Guardians = Gold, Idealists = Blue, and Rationals = Green)  or the Hartmann colors (yellow, red, blue, white) or even the Gregorc Learning Styles (AS, CR, AR, CR)    Here are the links to the articles:  KEIRSEY ORANGE, KEIRSEY GOLD, KEIRSEY BLUE, KEIRSEY GREEN, HARTMAN YELLOW, HARTMAN RED, HARTMAN BLUE, HARTMAN WHITE.  Set up your like this:  SIDE ONE personal reaction:  an initial reaction to the tests, the whole concept, your colors, and being in COLOR groups:               SIDE TWO literary character application:  Using what you know of the colors, pick out several characters from the summer novels (and, if you like, any characters from any works of literary merit you have academically studied--for example:  Holden Caulfield, Tom Joad, Atticus Finch, Beowulf, Grendel, Huckleberry Finn, Lenny, George, Hester ) and predict what color each character probably would be had he or she the opportunity to take the COLOR TESTS.  You may consider the Kiersey colors (Artisans = Orange, Guardians = Gold, Idealists = Blue, and Rationals = Green)  or the Hartmann colors (yellow, red, blue, white) or even the Gregorc Learning Styles (AS, CR, AR, CR).

 

 

 

Day 19  Friday, Feb. 25th

     

Welcome to the AUTHORSHIP CONTROVERSY

       

Check out these websites to learn more:

http://www.shakespearefellowship.org/

http://www.shakespeare-oxford.com/

Read these 25 curious connections between Edward DeVere and "Shakespeare":

http://www.shakespearefellowship.org/virtualclassroom/25connections/25ConnectionsV5_files/frame.htm

 

 

the leading candidate . . . Edward DeVere

"DeVere, thy countenance shakes speares!"

Wally's friend Lisa Wilson (of 1604 Productions) on authorship

Roland Emmerich, Laura Wilson (Lisa's sister), Charles Beauclerk

For a copy of an article on authorship and Roland Emmerich's film on Edward DeVere, click HERE.

Edward DeVere 1575

Edward DeVere 1600

Here are some websites about the new authorship movie, directed by Roland Emmerich (Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, The Patriot), exposing the Authorship Controversy and Edward DeVere's life:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/513/513322p1.html

and

http://www.whowroteshakespeare.com/

and

http://www.whowroteshakespeare.com/Intro%20to%20Authorship.htm    Great article!

and

http://www.shakespearebyanothername.com/

  

http://www.shakespearebyanothername.com/audio.html with FREE iPod downloads of sections  of Mark Anderson's new book, "Shakespeare" By Another Name

Today's Quotes of the Day:

"Let me study so to know the thing I am forbid to know"

"I am 'a sort of'  haunted by the conviction that the divine William is the biggest and most successful fraud ever practiced on a patient world."                                                         - Henry James

"We are the Reasoning Race, and when we find a vague file of chipmunk tracks stringing through the dust of Stratford village, we know by our reasoning powers that Hercules has been along there.  I feel that our fetish is safe for three centuries yet."

Why is there a Shakespeare Authorship Question?

Until the modern schools of literary criticism took over, it was universally accepted that personal experience is the life-blood of fiction and an author’s works are – unavoidably – an expression of him or herself.  In other words, art grows out of life as naturally as plants grow from the soil.  As Samuel Butler wrote, “Every man’s work whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else is always a portrait of himself, and the more he tries to conceal himself, the more clearly will his character appear.”  If this is true, it follows that an author’s life will illuminate his works, and vice-versa.

The Shakespeare authorship question exists because not only is there no correlation or kinship between the life of William Shakespeare of Stratford and the works ascribed to him, but the two directly contradict each other.  Dr. W.H. Furness, distinguished editor of the Variorum Shakespeare, wrote to Nathaniel Holmes in 1866, “I am one of the many who have never been able to bring the life of William Shakespeare and the plays of Shakespeare within planetary distance of each other.  Are there any two things in the world more incongruous?”  This incongruity is the crux: if the Shakespeare works do indeed belong to William of Stratford, why is there no relationship between the two?

It’s hardly surprising, then, that the biographies of Shakespeare that keep rolling off the presses fail as biographies, even if they succeed as engaging portraits of the age in general.  For all they can deliver is an uprooted Shakespeare, alienated from – and unnourished by – his works.  The creative core of the man is missing.  Abandoning their attempts to effect a marriage between the man and his art, Shakespeare scholars have long since retreated into arcane literary theories that remove the author from the equation altogether.  In so doing, they have left the field of Shakespeare studies wide open to amateurs and heretics – like you and me.

Let us make hay while the sun shines!         - Charles Beauclerk 2006

http://www.whowroteshakespeare.com/

Roland Emmerich, Laura Wilson (Lisa's sister), Charles Beauclerk

Are you intrigued by the "Authorship Controversy"?  Click HERE to learn more!

To read more about the controversy surrounding the Droeshout engraving, try this website:

http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-droeshout-engraving.htm

Shakespeare dictionary

http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-dictionary.htm

another Shakespeare dictionary

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/glossary/a.htm

Are you intrigued by the "Authorship Controversy"?  Click HERE to learn more!

Lisa Wilson, Wally's Oxfordian friend who is working on the Roland

Emmerich film Anonymous which will "expose" the controversy to the world

Lisa Wilson and Wally

Try a few of these sites for starters:

http://www.shakespearefellowship.org/

http://www.shakespearefellowship.org/faq.html

http://shakespeare.palomar.edu/life.htm#Authorship

http://shakespeareauthorship.com/

To read more about the controversy surrounding

the Droeshout engraving, try this website:

http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-droeshout-engraving.htm

Shakespeare dictionary

http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-dictionary.htm

another

http://absoluteshakespeare.com/glossary/a.htm

 

Today's Quotes of the Day:

Those who put out the people's eyes, reproach them for their blindness.

-John Milton, poet (1608-1674)

It came to me that reform should begin at home, and since that day I have not had time to remake the world. -

Will Durant, historian (1885-1981)

Today's Allusion:

Deus ex machina

Today's Words of the Day:

wanton

ephemeral

sanguine

odius

 

 

Shakespeare WORD OF THE DAY:

ere = before     
–preposition, conjunction
before.

[Origin: bef. 900; ME; OE ǣr, ér (c. G ehr), comp. of ār soon, early; c. Goth air. See erst, early]

 

Interested in websites on Shakespeare? 

Check out some fun youtube Shakespeare LINKS: Click HERE.

insults generator:

http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/a1-shakespearean-insults-generator.htm

For more fun, click HERE!

For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 1, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzVyqiskpMk&mode=related&search=

For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 2,

click (starts with balcony scene) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKUyq-uCZr0&mode=related&search=

For a fun video with Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie spoofing

Shakesepare and "To be or not to be," click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwbB6B0cQs4

For a spoof on Shakespeare's life, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY4HdGJcJVo

To see a Shakespeare in Love music video set to

"If you're not the one" Daniel Bedingfield, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l40Syu0sKYM

FUN SHAKESPEARE YOUTUBE LINKS:

Rowan Atkinson interviews Hugh Laurie as Shakespeare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwbB6B0cQs4&feature=related

amateur Globe Theatre tour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptgEU91cUzI&feature=related

short tour of Globe theatre to music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOHvMIsAiLc&feature=related

Brush up your Shakespeare from Kiss Me Kate--version 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-CSb3Xe06s&feature=related

Brush up your Shakespeare from Kiss Me Kate--version 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSmZfnax1yw

History of Shakespeare--Brief and Naughty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQGATTeg1Os&NR=1

Big Brother "Who's Shakespeare?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bPHyVOA7iI&feature=related

Beatles do Shakespeare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bPHyVOA7iI&feature=related

amateur Globe Theatre tour

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptgEU91cUzI&feature=related

short tour of Globe theatre to music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOHvMIsAiLc&feature=related

FRIDAY, day 19

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend?
  • HAMLET: group quiz--(pp. 3-10)
  • If time, make transparency of Hamlet notes
  1. Tips on quizzes--how this will work
  2. Intro to HAMLET--folio vs. quartos, authorship controversy, film versions, tips on how to actively read, themes, motifs, "Words Words Words" hand-out, 37 plays, setting, willing suspension of disbelief, Shakespeare's settings, Wittenberg, time of opening scene, Shakespeare's competition, the Globe, tragedies vs. comedies vs. histories, authorship controversy---Share group background notes on Hamlet

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. WA 10 Hamlet Quotes to Consider--2 sides + peer commentary  = 15 pts.
  2. EC Which Hamlet character are you? selectsmart.com quiz

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. Bac
  2. stamp
  3. EC Which Hamlet character are you? selectsmart.com quiz

 

OLES ONLY:

 

 

    1. Group check-in:
    • weekend?
    • Words of the Day

     

    1. go over clause HW
    2. questions on paper

    3. questions on phrases

    4. maybe  "Fiery Wooing" by clicking HERE.

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. Clause HW
  2.  

     

 

 

FRIDAY, day 19

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

  1.  CC#1 (at least one side of a page): 

    A "CC" is a "class-connected journal."   It is like a PR but for Wally or Olson. 

    It deals with a topic that came to mind during the course of this week or the preceding week of class or anytime in class. It might have been inspired by something said in class discussion, something in the literature, something you wanted to bring up but didn't get the chance, etc.  Let your imagination go wild, but you must show a clear CLASS CONNECTION (CC).  Explain where you got the idea/when the idea came up if you think I might need some explanation of how the CC is class connected.

     
  2. vs. Lit. Analysis paper 

    Due Wednesday, March 2nd. 

    Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.

    Click HERE for the grading sheet.

    FYI:  ORDER TO TURN IN THE LIT. ANALYSIS PAPER:

    1. grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points)   CLICK HERE FOR JUST THE GRADING SHEET.

    2. outline (Yes!  It's required!--see the Survival Packet on how to do a properly formatted outline or click HERE)

    3. paper  (no need for sources highlighted)

    4. works cited (no need for sources highlighted)

    5. your copy of the summer reading book and any other sources used other than the 2 works you are comparing

    6. SECURITY copy--turn in (but not in folder with your paper) or e-mailed to Wally by midnight the day the paper is due!

 

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. ASSIGNMENT H3 #1-3: CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET. #1.  Read pp. 1/2 of p. 10 to 1/2 of page 14 (stop right before Hamlet's first soliloquy).  Do the questions on the Act I. sc. 2  buff-colored quiz that apply to these pages (#1 -16 ).  Click HERE for a copy of this Act I. sc. 2 buff-colored quiz.  #2.  Answer the 3 Opening Court Q's in your HW packet on page 84.   Click HERE for a copy of these questions.   #3. Do AP Practice Q's 1-7 in ivory AP MC packet.  Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the AP Practice tests.  You may use supplementary sources to look up words like synecdoche, etc.  FOR A COPY OF A RECENT POETRY TERMS PACKET DONE BY AP LIT STUDENTS, CLICK HERE!  YOU MAY WANT TO PRINT THIS!

    FYI! click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

     

  2. DUE TUESDAY! (but you can do them early if you want!) INSULTING WORD, WORDS, WORDS!

    Make 3 Shakespearean Insult Cards!  Click HERE for a copy of this EC assignment and HERE for a sample of how the cards should look.

    a.  Do the "Shakespearean Expressions (Insult) Activity."  Click HERE to find a three-columned list of Shakesearean words.   Warning!  These words are unkind!  They are insults! 

    b.  Choose ONE line of 3 words—one from each column.  You will have two adjectives and a noun and must find their modern translations.  To do this, you must go to the EPHS library and locate the multi-volume Oxford English Dictionary.  Look up your three words in the Oxford English Dictionary (the OED). 

    c.  Now, take out 3 note cards.  Write #1 ADJ on the first card and copy the word from column one onto this first note card.  On the back of this note card, write the modern English translation of this word. Do the same for the second and third words.  Write #2 ADJ on the second card and copy the word from column two onto this first note card.  On the back of this note card, write the modern English translation of this word.  On the third note card, take a highlighter and color it yellow (front and back sides).  Then write #3 NOUN and copy the word from column two onto this last note card.  On the back of this note card, write the modern English translation of this word. 

     

To see a Shakespeare in Love music video set to "If you're not the one" Daniel Bedingfield, click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l40Syu0sKYM

 

OLES ONLY:

 

 

     

    1. "Sestina" and "Hymn to Adversity" AP Multiple Choice Practice Test (spend no more than 25 minutes)  Click HERE if you need a copy.

    2. GRAMMAR WORK WRITE 15 SENTENCES demonstrating 5 of each type of subordinate clause--5 NOUN CLAUSE SENTENCES, 5 ADJ CLAUSE SENTENCES, 5 ADV CLAUSE SENTENCES.  Here is an example of sentence with a noun clause subjectWhoever raises the most money (subject) will probably receive the nomination. 
    3. Start study for PHRASE & CLAUSE TEST ON TUESDAY! Suggested study tips!  Know parts of speech and sentence structures (ex. Subj-Predicate, etc.)  Look especially at chapter 19 in the gray book.  There is also a sheet outlining all of the parts of speech in the Survival Packet in the gray section.

 

 

    2012

Click HERE for an electronic version (WORD) of the sentences (created by Eric Howe) so you can type out your responses and avoid all the hand writing!

  1. Work on Buybacks for the CLT paper if you got it back.

     If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE.

     (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  For a sample of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (WORD version) OR  HERE (pdf.verson)! 

 

Click below to move directly to another week:

week 1a    week 2a    week 3a     week 4a    week 5a    week 6a   week 7a  week 8a   week 9a    week 10a    week 11a    week 12a    week 13a    week 14a    week 15a    week 16a    week 17a    week 18a   week 19a

NOTE!  If you have trouble with the above links, always go back to the link below that says "Calendar" or to the AP English Home Page and then to the word "CALENDAR."  Make sure the link has an "a" after the week number.  For example, do not go to a link that merely says "week 8."  The link must be RED and say week 8a to work.

back to CALENDAR |