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WEEK 14a:  May 10-14, 2010

AP EXAM WEEK #2

Hamlet Acts 1-3 (Oles)

and

Heart of Darkness (Wallies)

Language. exam 8:00 Wednesday

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

For a great hand-out to review as you think about explicating the poetry on the AP Lit. Exam, click HERE

How was PROM WEEKEND?  

E-mail your pictures to Wally for posting!  lwallenberg@edenpr.org

HEADS UP!  CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR LATEST 2010 CLASS PICTURES!

Here are some vintage photos!

Bring or e-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org  a prom picture for the website (if you like)!

 

Wally at Prom 1971  YIKES!  Check out the flower child dress!

 

Wally's 1971 senior picture from Evanston Township High School

Check out who's in the middle!!!  Yep, it's Rolf's senior picture from 19__???

Wally's freshman year at Gustavus football & BB cheerleader!

 

HERE'S MORE VINTAGE OLSON!

 

 

Wally as Cinderella at Gustavus 1972 with  the Prince

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 pink calendar.

Click HERE for a copy of the ivory HAMLET PACKET.

To print more allusion and vocab sheets, click HERE!

Need something  to read or see? Click HERE for the OLES' LIST OF "MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS and MOVIES." Click HERE for the WALLIES' LIST!  Would you like to see the EPHS staff suggestions?  Click http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/english/favorite_books_movies.pdf

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

MONDAY, day 63

Today's Quote of the Day:

"We know what we are but not what we may be"  ~Ophelia

and

If you hold on to the handle, she said, it's easier to maintain the illusion of control. But it's more fun if you just let the wind carry you. 

 

Today's Allusion:

Pavlov's Dogs/Pavlovian

The Lion King and Hamlet?  Oh, yeah!

Today's Quote of the Day:

The rest is silence . . .   ~Hamlet


It's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it that makes the difference.    ~W. Mitchell

Today's Allusion:

Kafkaesque

Today's Words of the Day:

 hermetic (Oles)

heroic couplet  (Oles)

absquatulate (Wallies)

 stygian (Wallies)

 

 

 

 

 

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Prom?
  • Frankenstein
  1. Frankenstein test
  2. Words and allusion
  3. "Ode to a Nightingale" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn"

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. PR#3

OLES ONLY:

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend?
  • Prom?
  1. VIDEOS:  Olivier video--sol 1 (min. = 4) debrief Olivier video,  BBC with Derek Jacobi video--opening through sol. 1 (min. = 13) and sol. 2 (6 min.), Branagh video--Claud's entrance through sol. 1 (min. = 14).  For copies of the forms for the videologs, click HERE.
  2. Advice Scene-- PRELUDE TO ADVICE SCENE:  Read Fulghum's "Everything I needed to Learn" & c & m (divide up parts) and play "Wear sunscreen" CD & show "Wear Sunscreen" journal and write up advice slips   If you would like a copy of the Fulghum "Everything I needed to learn . . ." or the "Wear Sunscreen" graduation address, click HERE.    Click HERE for some advice from Maya Angelou on her 70th birthday!  ADVICE SCENE RAP from Renaissance Man  Melvin and Hamlet!  Click:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iM1kb3b9t8&feature=related

     

  3. Discuss Laertes' advice to Ophelia--why Polonius would want to separate Hamlet & Ophelia, Polonius advice to Ophelia and her response indicative of her character "I do not know my lord what I should think" ("I think nothing, my lord" in Act 3)
  4. If time, show Branagh and Almareyda Ophelia/Polonius advice scene videos

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    OLES

    1. H6 Hamlet extra credit tragedy notes
    2. ivory quiz Act 2
    3. WA 16 End of Act 1 with comments
    4. sol #3 paraphrase
    5. PR #3
 
BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. SENIOR PROM MEMORIES!! Bring or e-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org  a prom picture for the website (if you like)!
  2. 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. Write OJ11--a parody of Frankenstein or a shrinklit or anything humorous on Frankenstein  (one side only)

  2. Check all of the various F assignments one through eleven.

  3. Check to make sure that you have your FIG questions done.

OLES ONLY:

  1. Comment on someone else's Journal WA 16 "End of Act 2 Topics"  The comments on your ideas can be in the margins or at very end of WA 16.  This journal with the commenting is now worth 10 points (+5 for the commenting).

  2. For a copy of the Fulghum "Everything I needed to learn . . ." or the "Wear Sunscreen" graduation address, click HERE.

  3. ASSIGNMENT H9:  CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF THE PURPLE HAMLET ASSIGNMENT PACKET #1: Act 2 pp. 53-60,  #2: sol #3 paraphrase (Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the Hamlet Soliloquy Packet.),  #3: AP Q's 24-30 (Click HERE to get a pdf. copy of the Hamlet AP Question Packet. FOR A COPY OF OUR  AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE,  #4: ivory quiz  (Click HERE for a copy of the ivory quiz),  #5: WA 16--End of Act 2 TOPICS (NOTE:  it is a 2 sider now but will have peer commentary on it eventually making it a 3 sider = 15 pts.) SIDE ONE: End of Act 4 topics (see HW packet H9 pp. 91-92 for topic choices a-h) SIDE TWO:  "If Hamlet were an EPHS student"(at least 1/2 page--see HW packet H9 pp. 91-92 for ideas)  and (at least 1/2 page) anything else such as  cast a new movie of Hamlet with real actors (alive or dead or even younger than they really are right now) or classmates and/or if you want, try to apply the COLOR CODE or Lit. Theory to Hamlet thus far.

     

 

 

TUESDAY, day 64

ACT 2 BEGINS!

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in it!"  ~Hamlet

"You are a fishmonger!"

Kenneth Branagh

Polonius (Oliver Ford Davies) and Hamlet (David Tennant) in the RSC 2008 production of Hamlet

Click HERE for more pictures.

Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008 production of Hamlet with David Tennant as Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as Claudius

Click HERE for more pictures!

Today's Quote of the Day:

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.  ~Shakespeare

Today's Allusion:

Bedlam

Today's Words of the Day:

hermetic

hegemony

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Words and allusions
  • Organize you F assignments
  1. Frankenstein discussion
  2. Talk about Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. All Frankenstein assignments, F1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, and 11,
  2. All FIG questions

OLES ONLY:

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • Actors who could play Hamlet
  • Hamlet at EPHS?
  •  
  1. Discuss Laertes' advice to Ophelia--why Polonius would want to separate Hamlet & Ophelia, Polonius advice to Ophelia and her response indicative of her character "I do not know my lord what I should think" ("I think nothing, my lord" in Act 3)
  2. If time, show Branagh and Almareyda Ophelia/Polonius advice scene videos
  3. FINISH ADVICE SCENE Discuss Laertes' relationship with Ophelia (read Catcher in the Rye excerpt and tell about Olivier film--hint of incest with brother) Polonius' advice speech to Laertes and Motocross ad allusion  Ferris Bueller clip "primrose path" (3 min.) and Clueless clip (2 min.)
  4. ACT 2:  purpose of Reynaldo's scene--"by indirections find directions out" and Hamlet frightens Ophelia in her closet and what kind of a guy is Polonius?

    Theories about Hamlet's behavior

    FISHMONGER SCENE

    R&G's arrival & their personalities?

    'Sup with Norway?

    ADVICE VIDEOS: Branagh advice video--(min. = 3)  and Almareyda advice video--(min. = 3) and C/C the two videos

     

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    OLES

    1. H6 Hamlet extra credit tragedy notes
    2. ivory quiz Act 2
    3. WA 16 End of Act 1 with comments
    4. sol #3 paraphrase
    5. PR #3

     

 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. SENIOR PROM MEMORIES!! Bring or e-mail Wally lwallenberg@edenpr.org  a prom picture for the website (if you like)!
  2. 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. DUE Thursday Read the entire novel Heart of Darkness.  No, Mr. O is NOT kidding--the entire novel.

    Read AS MUCH AS YOU CAN for tomorrow.

    Here are some links if you weren't in class.  You can link to one of many full text free versions.

    http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/ConDark.html

    (University of Virginia)

    http://www.fullbooks.com/Heart-of-Darkness.html

    (Full Books)

    http://www.online-literature.com/conrad/heart_of_darkness/1/

    (The Literature Network)

     

  2. Do OJ 12 Initial Reaction to Heart of Darkness the entire novel (at least one side)

OLES ONLY:

  1. Have a peer respond to your WA 16--End of Act 2 TOPICS

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

 

WEDNESDAY, day 65

"the play's the thing . . .

. . . wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king!"

HAMLET WORD OF THE DAY: Pyrrhic victory (PIR-ik VIK-tuh-ree) noun A victory won at too great a cost. [After Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, who suffered staggering losses in defeating the Romans.]

"With lawsuits multiplying like crazy and mutual accusations of stealing the election spiralling out of control, almost any result now looks as if it will be a Pyrrhic victory."United States: Whatever Will They Think of Next?; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 25, 2000.

"One more such victory and we are lost," exclaimed Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, as he described his costly success in the battle of Asculum in Apulia. With those words he gave us a metaphor to refer to a victory so costly that it's barely better than defeat. If we talk to those who lost their sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, husbands, wives and other loved ones in war, every victory is a Pyrrhic victory. A war is perhaps the only occasion when killing a person is not just accepted but rewarded. If only we could learn to fight wars only with words.

to be or not to be . . .

Do you like Branagh? 

Here's 101 reasons you need to see Branagh's Hamlet! Click HERE.

Click also on this link:

http://www.branaghcompendium.com/101.htm

 

 Today's Quote of the Day:

The secrets that are best kept are the ones that everyone guesses.         ~2T

 Believe those who are seeking the truth.  Doubt those who find it. 

~Andre Gide

Today's Allusion:

Pollyanna

Today's Words of the Day:

iconoclast

perfidious

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Words
  • Allusion
  1. a new sonnet "My Great-Grandmother's Bible"
  2. Talk about how to read speedily
  3. Talk about the first two paragraphs of Heart of Darkness.

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. All Frankenstein assignments, F1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, and 11,
  2. All FIG questions
  3. Stamped OJ12-initial reaction to all of HofD.

OLES ONLY:

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • debrief AP Questions 24-30
  1. Preview to "to be" and "nunnery"--Claud's foreshadowing aside "How smart a lash . . . "
  2. Advice Extras:  Read Fulghum's "Everything I needed to Learn" & c & m (divide up parts) and play "Wear sunscreen" CD & show "Wear Sunscreen" journal and write up advice slips   If you would like a copy of the Fulghum "Everything I needed to learn . . ." or the "Wear Sunscreen" graduation address, click HERE.    Click HERE for some advice from Maya Angelou on her 70th birthday!  ADVICE SCENE RAP from Renaissance Man  Melvin and Hamlet!  Click:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iM1kb3b9t8&feature=related

     

  3. Define tragedy, tragic hero, tragic flaw--(use students' H6 notes and vicious mole speech)
  4. GHOST SCENE--"O My Prophetic Soul," comparison of Claudius to a serpent, how the poisoning happened, and the 4 commands
  5. sol. #2: and debriefing with Marcellus, Horatio and company, Hamlet's announcement of putting on his "antic disposition"--Is Hamlet mad?

 

 

 
BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. 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:

DUE Thursday Read the entire novel Heart of Darkness.  No, Mr. O is NOT kidding--the entire novel.

Read AS MUCH AS YOU CAN for tomorrow.

Here are some links if you weren't in class.  You can link to one of many full text free versions.

http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/ConDark.html

(University of Virginia)

http://www.fullbooks.com/Heart-of-Darkness.html

(Full Books)

http://www.online-literature.com/conrad/heart_of_darkness/1/

(The Literature Network)

1.  Read Part One a second time.  Make any notes you need to.  Think hard about how Conrad goes about telling the story and what he has the narrator say about what Marlow's stories mean.

2.  Write OJ13--specific observations and thoughts on the re-read of Part One.  (One side of a page)

OLES ONLY:

  1. ASSIGNMENT H10 A:  1.  Act 3 pp. 61-63,  2.  white quiz Q's 1-14 ONLY,  3.  Sol. 4 "To be or not to be" paraphrase.  Click HERE for a copy of this white quiz.

  2.   If you would like a copy of the Fulghum "Everything I needed to learn . . ." or the "Wear Sunscreen" graduation address, click HERE.    Click HERE for some advice from Maya Angel

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

 

Thursday, Day 66

Hamlet and Ophelia

"Get thee to a nunnery!"

 

Today's Quotes of the Day:

I am a part of all that I have met. 

~Alfred Lord Tennyson

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.  ~Ludwig Börne

Today's Allusion:

the handwriting on the wall

Today's Words of the Day:

inexpugnable

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Meme?
  • Epistemology
  1. Meet the Germans!
  2. History and the imagination

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. Stamped OJ13

OLES ONLY:

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend?
  • Prom?
  • Enjoy a nice ice cream sundae
  1. sol. #2: and debriefing with Marcellus, Horatio and company, Hamlet's announcement of putting on his "antic disposition"--Is Hamlet mad?
  2. IF TIME,  GHOST SCENE videos:  PBS video--end of ghost and sol. 2 (min. = 6 min.) and Zeffirelli video-- (min. = 6 min. 10 sec.) AND Branagh video-- (min. = 9 min)  AND PBS video--end of ghost and sol. 2 (min. = 6 min.)
  3. ACT 2:  purpose of Reynaldo's scene--"by indirections find directions out" and Hamlet frightens Ophelia in her closet and what kind of a guy is Polonius?

    Theories about Hamlet's behavior

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED:

1.  stamp SOL. #4 "to be or not to be"

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. Fantastic Healthy Food Friday tomorrow!

  2. 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. Read!  Now!

  2.   Read Part One a second time.  Make any notes you need to.  Think hard about how Conrad goes about telling the story and what he has the narrator say about what Marlow's stories mean.

  3. Write OJ13--specific observations and thoughts on the re-read of Part One.  (One side of a page)

  4. Fantastic Healthy Food Friday tomorrow!

OLES ONLY:

  1. Fantastic Healthy Food Friday tomorrow!

  2. ASSIGNMENT H10 B 1.  Act 3 pp. 64-67,  2.  white quiz Q's 15-27 ONLY.  Click HERE for a copy of this white quiz.

  3. LETTERS TO JULIET comes out today at 12:01 a.m.!

  4.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, Day 67

Today's Quote of the Day:

The secrets that are best kept are the ones that everyone guesses.         ~2T

 Believe those who are seeking the truth.  Doubt those who find it. 

~Andre Gide

Today's Allusion:

Prometheus

Today's Words of the Day:

iconoclast

perfidious

obstreperous

 

Here's the Story of the Day:

Real Hero

Anyone can slay a dragon, he told me, but try waking up every morning & loving the world all over again. That's what takes a real hero.

 

 

WALLIES ONLY:
  1. Group check-in:
  • Words
  • allusions
  1. Meet a specific German
  2. Talk about Heart of Darkness, part one

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

WALLIES:

  1. Stamp OJ13-specific observations and thoughts on part one of Heart of Darkness.

OLES ONLY:

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • weekend?
  • C/C white quiz #1-27
  1. Poetry Presentation.  gray poetry project grading sheet, click HERE CLICK HERE for Poetry group agenda and grading sheet
  2. ACT 2:  purpose of Reynaldo's scene--"by indirections find directions out" and Hamlet frightens Ophelia in her closet and what kind of a guy is Polonius?

    Theories about Hamlet's behavior

    R&G's arrival & their personalities?

    'Sup with Norway?

    Brevity is the Soul of Wit

     

  3. Videos--Branagh "Brevity" and Almareyda "Brevity"

  4. Act 3--setting up Ophelia spying on Hamlet, Nunnery scene, Ophelia's speech, Polonius & Claudius debriefing

Homework collected:

1.  "to be" paraphrase

2.  WA 16 peer response (end of Act 1)

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:
  1. Respond to PR #3

  2. 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.   Read Part Two a second time.  Make any notes you need to.  Think hard about how Conrad goes about telling the story and what he has the narrator say about what Marlow's stories mean.

  2. Write OJ14--specific observations and thoughts on the re-read of Part Two of Heart of Darkness.  (One side of a page)

OLES ONLY:

 

  1. MODIFIED ASSIGNMENT H11 and ASSIGNMENT H 12 A (SEE BELOW):  1. read pp. 68-85,   2.  do your assigned soliloquy paraphrase--either Claudius' or Hamlet's (if you were absent, just do either).  Remember you can do both for extra credit!  Be sure to do both the blue boxes for Hamlet's soliloquy and for his mini-soliloquy that starts "Now is the very witching time of night" even if you are assigned Claudius' soliloquy or choose NOT to do the mini-soliloquy for EC.  3.  AP Questions 31-37, 4.  finish white quiz questions 28-50,  5.  start thinking about (but you don't have to do anything with it yet) WA 17 Critical Review on videos or something with a new production/cast of Hamlet (or wait to do this next week).  Use your videologs for ideas!

  2. EXTRA CREDIT: you can do the extra soliloquy and/or the mini-soliloquy "'Tis now the very witching time of night . . . " for EXTRA CREDIT!  

 

 

 

Extra Stuff Not Assigned

(This is a holding space for old material)

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