ENG 2D: Reviewing for Macbeth

Later this week, you will complete an in-class writing task to demonstrate what you understand about Macbeth. The basic structure of the assignment is the following: There will be five questions on the assignment. You will answer four. Each answer will be a well-structured paragraph (think TPEE) Your responses will feature clear and specific references…

ENG 2D: Film(ing Conventions)

Understanding media conventions is one of the expectations of the curriculum; it is also essential if you want to understand how media works. However, to really understand the impact of film conventions, you really to make your own film scenes. Thus, today, you will attempt to make a short scene in the genre of your choice….

ENG 2D: Magic and Deception

Before we return to the Scottish play, let’s quickly review what we know so far. In a moment, you will write a detailed paragraph about one of two topics; in order to prepare,  let’s imagine that you have been asked to write an essay about Macbeth;  thus, your real paragraph will be part of a…

ENG 2D: A Strange Meeting

The last scene established that this world full of violence and treachery; this scene establishes that it is full of dark magic. Our goal for this scene is to understand how the witches’ half-truths and prophesy take hold of Macbeth. Before we begin, I want you to complete a very quick writing task (5 minutes)….

ENG 2D: Becoming a Better Writer

Over the next few days, we will focus on individual skills. While we haven’t completely decided on the form of assessment (videos, perhaps?) we know that each of you will address a particular issue present in your writing.  The goal is for each of you to become a better writer, correct? So choose wisely. Choosing…

ENG 1D: I Like to Rhyme (Some of the Time)

If you want your parents to know more about our Skype-a-Thon, show them this link.   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…

ENG 1D: New Version of Romeo and Juliet Found!

Ladies and gents, I made a thrilling discovery yesterday. It seems that our beloved William Shakespeare actually wrote a second version of Romeo and Juliet. This version is particularly exciting for fans of theater because of its unusual format. It seems that Shakespeare wrote this version entirely in modern, conversational English. In fact, the tone…

ENG 2D: Act I Scene iii

The last scene established that this world full of violence and treachery; this scene establishes that it is full of dark magic. Our goal for this scene is to understand how the witches’ half-truths and prophesy take hold of Macbeth. Before we begin, I want you to complete a very quick writing task (5 minutes)….

ENG 2D: Start Your Engines

ENG2D Academic day 1 Sheet Here is a list of the assignments that will be formally evaluated. Please note that they do not include regular writing tasks designed to help you communicate more effectively. Becoming a better writer tutorial articles for the Centurion (our online newspaper) Short Story Macbeth articles A test in-class media essay Novel…

ENG 2D: Exam Review

Today, we will prepare for the exam by quickly reviewing Macbeth. Each group of four will need to choose one of the following, and brainstorm any relevant ideas (make sure you grab a few copies of the play to help you!): Key characters Key events Key theories/concepts/themes After 10 minutes or so, Ms. Sheeler will…