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WEEK 12a April 26-30, 2010

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The Bard's 446th Birthday Bash

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House

To see more pictures of Wally's Washington, DC, trip, click HERE or

look at our AP GALLERY HERE!

Meeting Graham Michael Hamilton who played Hamlet

Open rehearsal for Hamlet!

EARTH DAY RALLY on the National Mall

 

 

I took this one for Rolf!

John Legend

and

STING!

 

Frankenstein (Wallies)

and

Hamlet Act 1  (Oles)

and

POSITION PAPER DUE WEDNESDAY!

POSITION PAPER due Monday May 3rd!

Click HERE (pdf) or HERE (Word document) for a copy of the PPP.  Click HERE to see/print a pdf. copy of the POSITION PAPER PACKET.  Click HERE for a copy of the required PPP (Position paper planning sheet). Remember that in writing this paper, you must advocate your viewpoint to a specific audience--taking into account an audience (positive, negative, neutral, indifferent) and a course of action to advocate for the audience after you have convinced them to come over to your side.  Yes!  You must include credibility for sources!! NOTE from Mr. Olson:  For more information on TRUTH and VALIDITY and DEDUCTIVE reasoning, visit either of these two sites:  http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/log/tru-val.htm   OR          http://www.zmag.org/instructionals/logstats/logstats3.htm

ORDER TO TURN IN POSITION PAPER:         

  1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points) Click HERE if you only need to print out a POSITION PAPER GRADING SHEET.

  2. outline

  3. paper  

  4. works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted--just like the CLT paper, do each source highlighted in a different color)

  5. photocopies of first source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #1)

  6. photocopies of second source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #2)

  7. photocopies of third source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #3

FOR THE LATEST PICTURES IN OUR AP GALLERY, CLICK HERE!

the GLOBE theatre in LONDON!

the STRATFORD TRAIN STATION

Wally in front of Shakespeare's grave in Stratford,

October 2008

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

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 another copy of the 4 week GREEN calendar.

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

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.

  CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET

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

FOR A COPY OF OUR 2009 AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE! 

To print more allusion and vocab sheets, click HERE!

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL  (rev. 11.22.09)

To print off the entire manual half size or full size or to use the manual online in "navigational mode," go to the EPHS English department home page and click on the buttons to the left of the screen:

http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

click HERE for the COVER with table of contents  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

click HERE for the MSF (Manuscript Formatting Rules) section--yellow

click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

 

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

 

Need something  to read or see? Click HERE for the OLES' LIST OF "MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS and MOVIES."  Click HERE for the WALLIES' LIST

 

 

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

MONDAY, day 53

Anne of the Thousand Days

the love story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII

   

For 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

WAR OF THE ROSES!

(click HERE for genealogical chart)

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]

Claudius and Hamlet go at it!

Patrick Stewart (Claudius), Penny Downie (Gertrude), and David Tennant (Hamlet) in Stratford Oct. 2008

Click HERE to see more info/pic on the 2008 RSC Production Wally saw of Hamlet in Stratford

Today's Quotes of the Day:

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. 

~Anne Bradstreet




The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven -
All's right with the world!
~Robert Brownin
g

Today's Allusion:

stealing someone's thunder

Today's Words of the Day:

 propitious (Oles)

asperity (Oles)

obviate (Wallies)

 ostentatious (Wallies)

HAMLET WORD OF THE DAY:

obsequy (OB-se-kwee) noun (see Claudius and Hamlet's exchange!)

A funeral rite or ceremony. [From Middle English obsequie, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin obsequiae, alteration (after Latin exsequiae, funeral rites) of Latin obsequia, plural of obsequium (compliance).]"When (Anthony) Powell died, in March of last year, at the age ofninety-four, the New York Times Book Review devoted a Bookend column tothe obsequy." Christopher Hitchens; An Omnivorous Curiosity; The Atlantic Monthly (Boston); Jun 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend
  • words of the day
  1. Burning questions on the position paper?
  2. Discuss Rime
  3. Discuss Meme
  4. Discuss Ch. 1-5 Fact and Interpretive

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. stamp FIG's
  2. Stamp Coleridge, "Kubla Khan" assignment
 

OLES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend?
  • Position paper progress?
  1. Burning questions on the position paper?
  2. Work on Poetry Presentation. Brainstorm even more ideas for your group's poetry project!    If you need to see a copy of the gray poetry project grading sheet, click HERE.  Here's a great help sheet--"How to Explicate a Poem." To print out a copy of our AP POETRY TERMS!  Click HERE.
  3. Watch video

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. no regular assignment
  2. any buybacks due

 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1.  Work on POSITION PAPER! Read the position paper packet!  Click HERE or HERE for a copy. This paper will be due  MONDAY MAY 3rd! (the week before AP EXAMS begin).   Remember that in writing this paper, you must advocate your viewpoint to a specific audience--taking into account an audience (positive, negative, neutral, indifferent) and a course of action to advocate for the audience after you have convinced them to come over to your side.  Yes!  You must include credibility for sources!! NOTE from Mr. Olson:  For more information on TRUTH and VALIDITY and DEDUCTIVE reasoning, visit either of these two sites:  http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/log/tru-val.htm   OR          http://www.zmag.org/instructionals/logstats/logstats3.htm

      ORDER TO TURN IN POSITION PAPER:   

      1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points) Click HERE if you only need to print out a POSITION PAPER GRADING SHEET.

      2. outline

      3. paper   HOW TO HIGHLGHT CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #1 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in color #1 for that source

      4. CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #2 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in in color #2 for that source

      5. CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #3 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in color #31 for that source

      6. works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted--just like the CLT paper, do each source highlighted in a different color)

      7. photocopy of first chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #1)

      8. photocopy of second chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #2)

      9. photocopies of third chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #3

  2. HEADS UP!  In reviewing for the AP LIT EXAM, check these out!  For a great hand-out to review as you think about explicating the poetry on the AP Lit. Exam, click HERE

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

    FOR A COPY OF AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE! 

    Literary Term of the Day

    (think AP exam review!)

    asyndeton (uh-SIN-di-ton, -tuhn) noun

    Omission of conjunctions, as in "I came, I saw, I conquered."[From Late Latin, from Greek, from neuter of asyndetos (not linked), from a- + syndetos (bound together), from syndein (to bind together), from syn- + dein (to bind).]

    Asyndeton is a powerful device to indicate extemporaneous effect, and to add intensity or force to diction. Imagine if it were"I came, I saw, and I conquered." It's easy to see how rhythm is lost. If you're itching to use all those conjunctions you've saved with the use of asyndeton, try polysyndeton, as in "Uncle Charlie gobbled cookies and bagels and pizza and pasta."-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

    "The unwillingness to waste words shows up in the address's telegraphic quality -- the omission of coupling words, a technique rhetoricians call asyndeton. Triple phrases sound as to a drumbeat, with no 'and' or 'but' to slow their insistency: 'We are engaged . . . We are me . . . We have come . . . "

    The Words That Remade America: Lincoln at Gettysburg; The Atlantic Monthly (Boston); Jun 1992.

     

  3. NOTE!  For a current master list of journals, click HERE to see Wally's current list, and click HERE  to see Olson's current list.

 

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. ASSIGNMENT F 4:  #1, 2, 3  #1 chaps. 6-10, #2 make FIG questions over this material:  1 of each level--pink = level 1 factual, blue = level 2 interpretive, gold = level 3 global.  Click HERE to refresh your memory as to how to do FIG questions  #3 EVERYONE DOES   GROUP A: THE BYRON EXPERTS (You will need to read Byron's poem "Prometheus" on the goldenrod Supplementary Poetry with Frankenstein hand-out.)  (NOTE: If you need this hand-out, click HERE.  You will need to scroll down in the PART TWO: FRANKENSTEIN HAND-OUTS PACKET to find this particular hand-out.)  AND:  GROUP C: THE PERCY SHELLEY EXPERTS,  

    Branagh's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    DiNiro as the creature and Branagh as Victor

    James Whale's 1936 Frankenstein

OLES ONLY:

  1. Comment on someone else's Journal WA 13 "End of Act 1 Topics"  The comments on your ideas can be in the margins or at very end of WA 13.  This journal with the commenting is now worth 10 points (+5 for the commenting).

  2. 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 the 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.  If you haven't already, it might be a good idea to print out/use the following:

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

     

TUESDAY, day 54

Alex and Simba and Hamlet at Disney World

Today's Quote of the Day:

"I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honestly out of countenance any day of the week, if there is anything to get got by it."

Charles Dickens 

Theme: ADVERSITY

Never send to know for whom the bell tolls.  It tolls for thee.  --John Donne

When a heart breaks it also opens ---Jeff Arch, screenwriter.

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters. --Victor Hugo

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. ---Washington Irving

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, For wise men say it is the wisest course.  --William Shakespeare  King Henry the Sixth, Part III (King Henry at III, i)

Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue. --Francis Bacon

Kites rise highest against the wind; not with it. --Sir Winston Churchill

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.  -- Abraham Lincoln

Diamonds shine more brightly foiled by black velvet. --Sai Baba

 

Today's Allusion:

witch hunt

Today's Words of the Day:

insolent (Oles)

maudlin (Oles)

eclectic (Wallies)

effervescent (Wallies)

the great chain of being

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."

 

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • words of the day
  1. Burning questions on the position paper?
  2. Discuss Shelley & Byron

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. any buybacks due

OLES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • If time, HAMLET: group quiz--(pp. 3-10)
  • If time, make transparency of Hamlet notes
  1. Burning questions on the position paper?
  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
  4. Explain how to do Soliloquy packet
  5. Hamlet: dramatis personae and placement of women on dramatis personae list--# of lines Gertrude and Ophelia have and Henry VII, primogeniture, Elsinore, "divine right of kings," Leviticus, Henry VIII, etc., unclean/incest, Anne Boleyn & love letters,   authorship
  6. CHART: similarities between Norway and Denmark (foils)
  7. First two lines--announcement of all the major themes and disorder foreshadowed

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. stamp WA 13--for comments
  2. 4 Poems & debrief (25 pts)
BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1.  Work on POSITION PAPER! Read the position paper packet!  Click HERE or HERE for a copy. This paper will now be due MONDAY MAY 3rd! (the week before AP EXAMS begin).   Remember that in writing this paper, you must advocate your viewpoint to a specific audience--taking into account an audience (positive, negative, neutral, indifferent) and a course of action to advocate for the audience after you have convinced them to come over to your side.  Yes!  You must include credibility for sources!! NOTE from Mr. Olson:  For more information on TRUTH and VALIDITY and DEDUCTIVE reasoning, visit either of these two sites:  http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/log/tru-val.htm   OR          http://www.zmag.org/instructionals/logstats/logstats3.htm

    ORDER TO TURN IN POSITION PAPER:   

    1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points) Click HERE if you only need to print out a POSITION PAPER GRADING SHEET.

    2. outline

    3. paper   HOW TO HIGHLGHT CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #1 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in color #1 for that source

    4. CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #2 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in in color #2 for that source

    5. CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #3 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in color #31 for that source

    6. works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted--just like the CLT paper, do each source highlighted in a different color)

    7. photocopy of first chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #1)

    8. photocopy of second chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #2)

    9. photocopies of third chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #3

    HEADS UP!  In reviewing for the AP LIT EXAM, check these out!  For a great hand-out to review as you think about explicating the poetry on the AP Lit. Exam, click HERE

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

    FOR A COPY OF OUR 2009 AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE! 

    Literary Term of the Day

    (think AP exam review!)

    asyndeton (uh-SIN-di-ton, -tuhn) noun

    Omission of conjunctions, as in "I came, I saw, I conquered."[From Late Latin, from Greek, from neuter of asyndetos (not linked), from a- + syndetos (bound together), from syndein (to bind together), from syn- + dein (to bind).]

    Asyndeton is a powerful device to indicate extemporaneous effect, and to add intensity or force to diction. Imagine if it were"I came, I saw, and I conquered." It's easy to see how rhythm is lost. If you're itching to use all those conjunctions you've saved with the use of asyndeton, try polysyndeton, as in "Uncle Charlie gobbled cookies and bagels and pizza and pasta."-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

    "The unwillingness to waste words shows up in the address's telegraphic quality -- the omission of coupling words, a technique rhetoricians call asyndeton. Triple phrases sound as to a drumbeat, with no 'and' or 'but' to slow their insistency: 'We are engaged . . . We are me . . . We have come . . . "

    The Words That Remade America: Lincoln at Gettysburg; The Atlantic Monthly (Boston); Jun 1992.

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. ASSIGNMENT F 4:   #3 EVERYONE DOES   GROUP B: THE DON JUAN EXPERTS  AND read "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" in the LBT.

  2. Pick either Don Juan or "Childe Harold" to do the applicable study questions.

OLES ONLY:

  1. Do the questions #1 -16 on the Act I. sc. 2  buff-colored quiz that apply to the pages you've read in scene 2.  Click HERE for a copy of this Act I. sc. 2 buff-colored quiz.

     

  2. Check out some authorship sites for fun!  SEE BELOW:

 

Shakespeare or DeVere?

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

Edward DeVere 1575

Edward DeVere 1600

de Vere?  or da Bard?

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

Are you intrigued by the "Authorship Controversy"?  Click

HERE to learn more!

Lisa Wilson, Wally's Oxfordian friend who is working on the new Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, Day After Tomorrow, The Patriot) film ANONYMOUS which will "expose" the controversy to the world next year (if filming completes)!   

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/ 

INSULTING WORD, WORDS, WORDS!  EXTRA CREDIT COUPON (3 pts.) OPPORTUNITY! 

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.

 

WEDNESDAY, day 55

Prelude to

SOLILOQUY #1

Note the sword and its resemblance to a cross

in the pictures below: 

 

"I'll cross it though it blast me!"

Do some Hamlet extra credit! For the list of Hamlet EC journals, click HERE Click HERE for some advice from Maya Angelou on her 70th birthday!  Also, i

Also, interested in websites on Shakespeare?  Click HERE!

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

For a fun "slam" on Shakespeare's ruining the lives of students, click

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

For a "romantic" Romeo and Juliet video, click

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G0NHmGcY0M

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 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 some other fun youtube Shakespeare video links, click HERE.

To watch the Beatles do a spoof of the Pyramus and Thisby scene from Midsummer Night's Dream, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psATF1mUpUU

Today's Quote of the Day: 

It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! 

~Mark Twain

Today's Allusion:

throw down the gauntlet

Today's Words of the Day:

expurgate (Oles)

trepid (Oles)

inchocate (Wallies)

nascent (Wallies)

 

 

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • words of the day
  1. Burning questions on the position paper?
  2. discuss whatever Mr. Olson wants to discuss

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. stamp OJ

 

OLES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • HAMLET: group quiz--(pp. 3-10)
  • If time, make transparency of Hamlet notes
  1. Tips on quizzes--how this will work
  2. Explain how to do Soliloquy packet
  3. First two lines--announcement of all the major themes and disorder foreshadowed
  4. Hamlet pp. 4-7--iambic pentameter and maybe play 10 min. Renaissance Man Clip
  5. Elizabethan notions on ghosts--Discuss Hamlet pp. 3-7: what's up in Norway with revenge and young Fortinbras
  6. p. 11--Claud's second 2/3 of opening speech
  7. Post Sol. 1 debriefing with friends and plan to meet the ghost--Hamlet's meeting of Horatio and friends after sol. #1--"He was a man, take him all in all."  be vs. do--"king" vs "father"

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. buff quiz--stamp
  2. Hamlet background notes (5 pts)
  3. AP Questions 1-7 stamp
 

 

 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1.  Work on POSITION PAPER! Read the position paper packet!  Click HERE or HERE for a copy. This paper will now be due MONDAY MAY 3rd! (the week before AP EXAMS begin).   Remember that in writing this paper, you must advocate your viewpoint to a specific audience--taking into account an audience (positive, negative, neutral, indifferent) and a course of action to advocate for the audience after you have convinced them to come over to your side.  Yes!  You must include credibility for sources!! NOTE from Mr. Olson:  For more information on TRUTH and VALIDITY and DEDUCTIVE reasoning, visit either of these two sites:  http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/log/tru-val.htm   OR          http://www.zmag.org/instructionals/logstats/logstats3.htm

    ORDER TO TURN IN POSITION PAPER:   

    1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points) Click HERE if you only need to print out a POSITION PAPER GRADING SHEET.

    2. outline

    3. paper   HOW TO HIGHLGHT CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #1 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in color #1 for that source

    4. CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #2 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in in color #2 for that source

    5. CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #3 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in color #31 for that source

    6. works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted--just like the CLT paper, do each source highlighted in a different color)

    7. photocopy of first chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #1)

    8. photocopy of second chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #2)

    9. photocopies of third chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #3

    1. highlighted in color #3

  2. HEADS UP!  In reviewing for the AP LIT EXAM, check these out!  For a great hand-out to review as you think about explicating the poetry on the AP Lit. Exam, click HERE

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

    FOR A COPY OF OUR 2009 AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE! 

    Literary Term of the Day

    (think AP exam review!)

    ENJAMBMENT

     

  3. NOTE!  For a current master list of journals, click HERE to see Wally's current list, and click HERE  to see Olson's current list.

 

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. WATCH HAMLET TONIGHT!

  2. If you have time, watch David Tennant (Hamlet) and Patrick Stewart (Claudius) in Hamlet tonight on PBS (supposed to start at 7:00).  It is the Royal Shakespeare Company's performance of Hamlet that Wally saw in STRATFORD in 2008!

    David Tennant (Dr. Who)as Hamlet

    Patrick Stewart as Claudius and Penny Downy as Gertrude

     
  3. ASSIGNMENT  F 5:  Read chapters 11-16 and make FIG questions over this material:  1 of each level--pink = level 1 factual, blue = level 2 interpretive, gold = level 3 global.  Click HERE to refresh your memory as to how to do FIG questions.
  4. (you may want to--not required until tomorrow night)--Start Assignment  F7  MILTON and FAUST HOMEWORK:  Everyone do what is assigned to groups B, C, D, E.  So, you will all do readings from Paradise Lost and versions of the Faustian story.  (We won't be doing F6 until much later.)

    Goethe's Faust

     

 

OLES ONLY:

  1. ASSIGNMENT H4  #1-4 CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET. #1. Read pp. 14-19. #2.   In PENCIL, paraphrase Hamlet's 1st soliloquy line by line in the blue soliloquy packet.  After you are done, write a synopsis of the soliloquy and its major issues/points/themes in the first blue box on the cover of the soliloquy packet. Click HERE for a pdf. copy of the SOLILOQUY PACKET.   #3.  Complete the rest of the questions (#17-25) on the Act I. sc. 2  buff-colored quiz. Click HERE for a copy of this quiz.  #4.  Do AP Q's 8-15. Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the AP Practice tests.      

    You may use supplementary sources to look up words like synecdoche, etc.  If you haven't already, it might be a good idea to print out/use the following:

    FOR A COPY OF AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE!   FYI! click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

  2. EXTRA CREDIT (5 pts.) COUPON  ASSIGNMENT H6:  Tragedy Myths and Reality--Tragedy Notes CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.Do #1-2:  First, think about the ideas our society generates about what constitutes a tragedy.  At the top of your Tragedy Notes, jot down about a paragraph on this topic.  Next, read through the blue Tragedy Packet and after your initial paragraph, jot down notes from the packet filling at least the page or as much space as it takes to record additional/new/important information about tragedy.  This is not a journal but NOTES. (worth 5 points) CLICK HERE for a pdf. copy of the blue Tragedy Packet if you didn't get one in class.  FYI! click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

INSULTING WORD, WORDS, WORDS!  EXTRA CREDIT COUPON (3 pts.) OPPORTUNITY! 

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.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, day 56

   

the ghost

Blenheim Palace where Branagh's Hamlet was filmed 1996

Today's Quotes of the Day:

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. 

~Ivy Baker Priest

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.   

-Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., writer (1922- )

Today's Allusion:

the muses

Today's Words of the Day:

fledgling (Oles)

foible (Oles)

polemic (Wallies)

poignant  (Wallies)

consummate (Oles)

coxcomb (Oles)

ignominious (Wallies)

imbroglio (Wallies)

mitigate (Oles)

 moiety  (Oles)

ennui (Wallies)

jettison (Wallies)

Anne Hathaway's cottage

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

the STRATFORD TRAIN STATION

Wally in front of Shakespeare's grave in Stratford

October 2008

To see pictures of London, click here!

Tower Bridge in London

 

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

 

 

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
    • Words of the day
    • allusion
  2. Burning questions on the position paper? How to highlight sources
  3. The creature's narrative--what do we know?

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. stamp Figs for Ch. 11-16

OLES ONLY:

  1. GROUP CHECK-IN--weekend, debrief Hamlet AP Questions 1-7, debrief BUFF QUIZ

  2. Poetry Presentation. gray poetry project grading sheet, click HERE

  3. Explain how to do Soliloquy packet
  4. Post Sol. 1 debriefing with friends and plan to meet the ghost--Hamlet's meeting of Horatio and friends after sol. #1--"He was a man, take him all in all."  be vs. do--"king" vs "father"
  5. Discuss Hamlet pp. 3-7: what's up in Norway with revenge and young Fortinbras
  6. Discuss p. 11--Claud's second 2/3 of opening speech
  7. Laertes entrance
  8. Hamlet's entrance

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. STAMP for vicious mole EC paraphrase
  2. STAMP BUFF quiz
  3.  
BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1.  Work on POSITION PAPER! Read the position paper packet!  Click HERE or HERE for a copy. This paper will now be due MONDAY MAY 3rd! (the week before AP EXAMS begin).   Remember that in writing this paper, you must advocate your viewpoint to a specific audience--taking into account an audience (positive, negative, neutral, indifferent) and a course of action to advocate for the audience after you have convinced them to come over to your side.  Yes!  You must include credibility for sources!! NOTE from Mr. Olson:  For more information on TRUTH and VALIDITY and DEDUCTIVE reasoning, visit either of these two sites:  http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/log/tru-val.htm   OR          http://www.zmag.org/instructionals/logstats/logstats3.htm

    ORDER TO TURN IN POSITION PAPER:   

    1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points) Click HERE if you only need to print out a POSITION PAPER GRADING SHEET.

    2. outline

    3. paper   HOW TO HIGHLGHT CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #1 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in color #1 for that source

    4. CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #2 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in in color #2 for that source

    5. CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #3 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in color #31 for that source

    6. works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted--just like the CLT paper, do each source highlighted in a different color)

    7. photocopy of first chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #1)

    8. photocopy of second chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #2)

    9. photocopies of third chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #3

  2. HEADS UP!  In reviewing for the AP LIT EXAM, check these out!  For a great hand-out to review as you think about explicating the poetry on the AP Lit. Exam, click HERE

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

    FOR A COPY OF OUR 2009 AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE! 

    Literary Terms of the Day

    (think AP exam review!)

    synecdoche

    &

    metonymy

     

  3. NOTE!  For a current master list of journals, click HERE to see Wally's current list, and click HERE  to see Olson's current list.

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. FRANKENFOOD FEAST!!!  Bring GREEN food!

  2. Assignment  F7  MILTON and FAUST HOMEWORK:  Everyone do what is assigned to groups B, C, D, E.  So, you will all do readings from Paradise Lost and versions of the Faustian story.  (We have already done F6 to prepare for the position paper.)

     

    Goethe's Faust

     

    3.  Think about what books have been significant in your life.  Be ready to talk to others about their books.

OLES ONLY:

  1. Fantastic Heathy FOOD FRIDAY

  2. ASSIGNMENT H5:  #1-5         CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET. #1: Read pp. 19-27 only #2:  Green Quiz--Do Q's 1 to 14 only on the green take home quiz. Click HERE for a copy of this green quiz.   #3:  Fill out advice chart on p. 86 of the HW packet.   #4:  Read articles on "advice."  Do WA 14 ADVICE  . . . or don't do it and instead ask a parent to do it!  No hurry, then, because it won't be collected until ALL the journals come in the last week of class in JUNE.   (See HW packet p. 87 for details.)   #5:    Read the "vicious mole"speech and do one of these two things with the vicious mole speech:  either paraphrase it for EC in soliloquy packet or  summarize it in the box on p. 89 in the HW packet.      FYI! click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.By the way, check out this ADVICE RAP on youtube:

    ADVICE SCENE RAP from Renaissance Man  Melvin and Hamlet!  Click:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iM1kb3b9t8&feature=related

  3. EXTRA CREDIT (5 pts.) COUPON  ASSIGNMENT H6:  Tragedy Myths and Reality--Tragedy Notes CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.Do #1-2:  First, think about the ideas our society generates about what constitutes a tragedy.  At the top of your Tragedy Notes, jot down about a paragraph on this topic.  Next, read through the blue Tragedy Packet and after your initial paragraph, jot down notes from the packet filling at least the page or as much space as it takes to record additional/new/important information about tragedy.  This is not a journal but NOTES. (worth 5 points) CLICK HERE for a pdf. copy of the blue Tragedy Packet if you didn't get one in class.  FYI! click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

    Interested in websites on Shakespeare?  Click HERE!

    Why not do some Hamlet extra credit journals?  To see the list, click HERE.  Wally is also open to a creative topic!  Write her a proposal!

     

FRIDAY day 57

 

Today's Allusion:

Kafkaesque

Today's Words of the Day:

habiliments (Oles)

                                       heath  (Oles)

execrate (Wallies)

 scintillate (Wallies)

David Tennant  (Dr. Who) as Hamlet

John Barrymore

Sarah Bernhart:

Adrian Lester:

Richard Burton:

  

CLICK HERE to see pictures of the final Vineland Place Guthrie's  production of Hamlet and look at various cool articles and costume renderings from the Guthrie Hamlet Study Guide! 

Santino Fontano as the Guthrie's Hamlet

 

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
    • weekend
    • Words of the Day
    • allusion
  2. Debrief Diversity
  3. Milton, Faust and opera

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    WALLIES:

    1. Stamped F7 materials
     

     

OLES ONLY:

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend
  • progress on position paper
  1. Poetry Presentation.  gray poetry project grading sheet, click HERE CLICK HERE for Poetry group agenda and grading sheet

  2. Burning questions on the position paper?
  3. Burning questions on the position paper? Explain how to highlight sources.
  4. hallowed time of year and visiting of ghosts
  5. setting of this play--what time of year?
  6. the "ides of March" & Caesar allusion
  7. 2nd entrance of the ghost--"I'll cross it though it blast me.  It spreads his arms"
  8. more Elizabethan notions on ghosts--4 reasons a ghost comes back
  9. p. 11--Claud's second 2/3 of opening speech
  10. Claud's first 1/3 of opening speech and Laertes' questions

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

OLES:

  1. stamp EC vicious mole
 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1.  Work on POSITION PAPER! Read the position paper packet!  Click HERE or HERE for a copy. This paper will now be due MONDAY MAY 3rd! (the week before AP EXAMS begin).   Remember that in writing this paper, you must advocate your viewpoint to a specific audience--taking into account an audience (positive, negative, neutral, indifferent) and a course of action to advocate for the audience after you have convinced them to come over to your side.  Yes!  You must include credibility for sources!! NOTE from Mr. Olson:  For more information on TRUTH and VALIDITY and DEDUCTIVE reasoning, visit either of these two sites:  http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/courses/log/tru-val.htm   OR          http://www.zmag.org/instructionals/logstats/logstats3.htm

    ORDER TO TURN IN POSITION PAPER:         

    1.  grading sheet (student parts MUST be filled out completely or you will lose points) Click HERE if you only need to print out a POSITION PAPER GRADING SHEET.

    2. outline

    3. paper   HOW TO HIGHLGHT CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #1 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in color #1 for that source

    4. CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #2 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in in color #2 for that source

    5. CHOSEN INSTANCE OF SOURCE #1  MARKED in color #3 then highlight ALL parenthetical references in color #31 for that source

    6. works cited (3 doc. check sources highlighted--just like the CLT paper, do each source highlighted in a different color)

    7. photocopy of first chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #1)

    8. photocopy of second chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #2)

    9. photocopies of third chosen source (ALL used parts highlighted in color #3

  2. HEADS UP!  In reviewing for the AP LIT EXAM, check these out!  For a great hand-out to review as you think about explicating the poetry on the AP Lit. Exam, click HERE

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

    FOR A COPY OF OUR 2009 AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE! 

    Literary Term of the Day

    (think AP exam review!)

    assonance/consonance

     

WALLIES ONLY:

  1.  #3 : OJ 10 MIB & MIM (Most Important Books/Movies--4 interviews and your personal choices) JOURNAL (2 sides minimum!) Everyone must do this journal.  CLICK HERE FOR A TEMPLATE AS TO HOW TO CONDUCT THE INTERVIEWS/SET UP THE JOURNAL.Assignment  F9 #1,2 ONLY:  #1  Read Chapters 17 through 21  (Be sure to do this or you will be overwhelmed with the amount of reading tomorrow.)  and #2 make FIG questions over this material:  1 of each level--pink = level 1 factual, blue = level 2 interpretive, gold = level 3 global.  Click HERE to refresh your memory as to how to do FIG questions..

OLES ONLY:

  1. ASSIGNMENT H 7 HAMLET meets the GHOST:CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.  1.  pp. 28-34,  2. finish green quiz--questions 15-35,  3. sol. #2 paraphrase and  4. AP practice Q's 16-23. Click HERE for a copy of this green quiz

    EXTRA CREDIT (5 pts.) COUPON  ASSIGNMENT H6:  Tragedy Myths and Reality--Tragedy Notes CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET.Do #1-2:  First, think about the ideas our society generates about what constitutes a tragedy.  At the top of your Tragedy Notes, jot down about a paragraph on this topic.  Next, read through the blue Tragedy Packet and after your initial paragraph, jot down notes from the packet filling at least the page or as much space as it takes to record additional/new/important information about tragedy.  This is not a journal but NOTES. (worth 5 points) CLICK HERE for a pdf. copy of the blue Tragedy Packet if you didn't get one in class.  FYI! click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

    Interested in websites on Shakespeare?  Click HERE!

    Why not do some Hamlet extra credit journals?  To see the list, click HERE.  Wally is also open to a creative topic!  Write her a proposal!

     

    For FUN!!!!    Do some Hamlet extra credit! For the list of Hamlet EC journals, click HERE. Also, interested in websites on Shakespeare?  Click HERE!

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

    For a fun "slam" on Shakespeare's ruining the lives of students, click

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

    For a "romantic" Romeo and Juliet video, click

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G0NHmGcY0M

    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 some other fun youtube Shakespeare video links, click HERE.

    To watch the Beatles do a spoof of the Pyramus and Thisby scene from Midsummer Night's Dream, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psATF1mUpUU

    FOR A COPY OF OUR 2009 AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE!