Hello to everyone!
I hope that you are all having a great weekend, whether you are spending time with family or enjoying the weather or just doing something fun for you! Since it’s Sunday, I thought I would tell everyone what’s coming up during the week.
We’re going to be starting vocab again! That’s right! Vocab is back! Bring your books to class tomorrow.
We will continue looking at poetry to help practice with figurative language and to get even more practice for the EOCT and future English classes. In keeping with our theme, we’ll be taking a look at one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.
And, of course, we will continue to read and enjoy Romeo and Juliet.
Monday we’ll read/listen to Act One Scene Two and meet a few more of the important characters in the play. We’ll also do an activity dealing with the idea of love and how the language of our characters lets us know their thoughts on love.
Tuesday it’s time to listen to/ read Act One Scene Three and finally meet the lovely and fair Juliet and some more of her family members. You will also have some questions to answer about the events of the play thus far just to make sure that everyone is staying on track!
Wednesday we’ll finish up with Scene Four and will have a special guest come in and visit our class. He’s going to give us a performance of one of the important speeches in Scene Four and then we’re going to do a close reading of that same speech.
And on Thursday we will finish up with the first act in Romeo and Juliet. This will be the scene when Romeo finally meets his Juliet and there will be a lot to talk about there! We’ll take a close look at the religious imagery that Romeo and Juliet use during this first meeting.
Friday we’ll have a mini-test over the first act of Romeo and Juliet. Instead of taking one large test at the end of the play, you’ll be taking little tests at the end of each act. This should not only help you keep the events in the play straight for the test but also help reinforce everything that we talk about in class. After the test, we’ll watch the film version of Act One.
And then….Happy Spring Break! I know that it’s going to seem like Friday won’t come fast enough but I promise it’ll be here before you know it. But we’re still going to treat this week like any other normal school week, which means we’ll have plenty of fun stuff to do in class and everyone needs to try and save their crazy energy for spring break! I look forward to seeing you all on Monday!