ENG 1D: Introductions

Mr. Pedrech: I would like you to work on introductions today. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Overly Enthusiastic Student: Oh boy! It sure does! Student Who Asks Too Many Questions: Introductions for what? Why are learning about introductions? Can’t we do something else? Mr. Pedrech:  You should learn how to introduce your ideas effectively. Remember, you have…

ENG 1D: Dramatic Irony and Subtext

Some things are best learned through conversation. So, let’s give this a try, shall we? Mr. Pedrech: Today, we will learn about Dramatic Irony and Subtext. Student Who Isn’t Listening: Sorry…what was that? I wasn’t listening. Mr. Pedrech: Dramatic Irony and Subtext. Student Who is Excited About Learning: Wow…that sounds exciting! Mr. Pedrech: It sure is.…

ENG 1D: Don’t Let Your Teacher Write Poetry

Before we begin, know this: The Bard is a nickname for William Shakespeare Sherlock Homes lived at 221 Baker St.   Since our first day with Shakespeare’s love-struck pair You noted that his narrative differs a hair From novels and stories you read before Though stories they’re still (at least at their core). Not annoyed, but curious,…

ENG 1D: Juxtaposition

Today, you will watch Act III, scenes ii to iv. Here is a brief breakdown of what you will see: In scene ii, Juliet will learn of Tylbalt’s murder (at Romeo’s hand!) In scene iii, Romeo (who is staying with Friar Lawrence) will be visited by the Nurse.  Before her visit, however, he will learn…

ENG 1L/2L/3E

Today, you will attempt to write instructions for a simple task that you know how to do. The task can be anything that has multiple steps. Here are some possibilities: how to tie your shoes how to download an app how to apply makeup how to draw a human figure how to make Kraft dinner…

ENG 1D: the Great Line Challenge

Today, we will attempt the Great Line Challenge. While I hope you enjoy the playful competition, the real goal is to help you solidify your understanding of some key lines and plot points. I have assigned each group parts of the play. How this game will work: I will give your group some time to find 10 great lines/pairs of…