Brit. Lit./Comp., Distance Learning Days 11-15, 3/30/2020

Hi, Seniors!

Welcome to week 3 of Distance Learning! This week is all about you working on your research papers to be turned in on Friday, 4/3 by midnight. You will email your 3 page paper and works cited page (works cited will be page 4) to me according to the above mentioned time requirement. If you miss that deadline, it is automatically 10 pts off for each day it is late. You have been working on this process since January, and you have all of the tools in your box to finish the paper. I am going to re-post the “read this before you write” PPT at the end of this blog. Make sure you read that for example intro paragraphs, body paragraphs, citations, etc. Your paper must be in MLA format: Double spaced, 12 point font, times new roman.

Some tips for your paper which are on the rubric in your research packet (aka Brit Lit Bible):

  • You are required to use 3 vocabulary words, BUT you move up on the rubric if you use more than 3 from any unit. Just use 4! 🙂
  • You are required to quote from 3 different secondary sources, BUT you move up on the rubric if you include just one more secondary quote, and it can be another quote from the three secondary sources you already have. Remember, you turned in 6 secondary quote cards!
  • Each body paragraph should have primary quote(s), and secondary quote(s) which support the primary quote(s).
  • Your thesis statement should be the last sentence of your introductory paragraph.
  • Your first sentence of your body paragraphs should link to your thesis statement, and the analysis and quotes (primary and secondary) should support your topic sentence.
  • I am not requiring daily assignments this week, so please pace yourself in order to finish this semester long process/research paper.
  • REMEMBER: This is NOT a book report, and your thesis statements were approved ensuring this. This is literary analysis!

As always, I am reachable through remind, text, and email. The blog will not change daily, but I will send reminders all week to make sure you are prioritizing this paper. Here’s the re-post of the PPT:

read this before you write spring 2020

I am grading your Macbeth tests this week while you are working on your research papers.

I love you and miss you! We got this! 🙂

Brit. Lit./Comp., Distance Learning Day 10, 3/27

Sweet Seniors!

Happy Friday, 3/27, and congratulations on finishing your first unit via Distance Learning! I’m sure you have heard by now that it looks like we won’t be back together in the classroom until 4/27. But, I have a plan via Zoom to introduce our last unit which will begin on Monday , 4/13. The next week is all yours to work on finishing your research paper due on Friday, 4/3. You have the rubric, but I will post on Monday some tips for things you might overlook on your own. So for today, you have your Macbeth test. Please type and submit your responses via email by 10:00 pm tonight. I will take down the test at 10:00 pm. Of course, if you have any questions, etc., send me a text through remind, or email me. I’m so proud of you, and I miss you all. 

Contact me if you did not take the test today!

 

Brit. Lit./Comp., Distance Learning Day 9, 3/26

Hi, Seniors.

Thursday, 3/26, you will complete your study of Macbeth! I am extremely proud of you who have been in contact and sending in your daily assignments! I read every submission to make sure you are on track! This is working, and our communication with each other is key! Just remember, I am only a text (remind 101) or an email away. I appreciate all of the communication with you! 🙂

Some important reminders:

RESEARCH – IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, I still haven’t heard from some of you about your secondary source/quote cards. You need these to continue to work on your research paper which is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me, and I will text a picture of your secondary sources and quote cards to you. Remember, your research paper is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me so that I can send pics of your secondary sources and quote cards ASAP. You are still responsible for writing your research paper. See the link below before you start writing, and email me with ANY questions:

read this before you write spring 2020

We will finish The Tragedy of Macbeth on Thursday, and your assessment will be posted for Friday, 3/27. Each class will have a two part test: Part 1  – song lyrics where you will show the relation to The Tragedy of Macbeth, and Part 2 – a series of discussion questions to answer. You may use your study guide, and your notes from my “consider questions” which have been posted each day. If you haven’t responded to those in your notes, go back through the blog and make sure you have answers for my daily “consider questions.” Contact me if you have further questions. 🙂

To read The Tragedy of Macbeth online – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/

To view The Tragedy of Macbeth videos – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C2n6KiE9aWi66c4e0x8jbxNdbpPchdok

Thursday, 3/26:

  • Please watch some humor from Shakespeare about social distancing:
  • Copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTSLWgJ__GE
  • Finish reading Act 5 (Wow! It all comes together!) 🙂
  • View the videos for today’s reading and compare/contrast the different versions taking notes (please note: there are not videos of EVERY scene, just the most important ones.)
  • Today, submit study guide answers for the remainder of Act 5 – judy.oberste@cobbk12.org
  • Consider: How do the prophecies in Act 4 come to pass? What is Macbeth’s reaction to Lady Macbeth’s suicide? Why? What does he say? Keep the notes you are taking to compare/contrast videos with these daily questions. You do not have to submit them to me now. These will be notes you may use on the “test” / Summative Assessment for The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Keep up the good work! We got this! 🙂

Next week is all about composing your research paper, works cited page, etc. Due on Friday, 4/3!

Miss and love you all!

Brit. Lit./Comp., Distance Learning Day 8, 3/25

Hi, Seniors.

Most of you are keeping on, keeping on with your study of Macbeth! I am extremely proud of you who have been in contact and sending in your daily assignments! This will work, and our communication with each other is key! Just remember, I am only a text (remind 101) or an email away. I appreciate all of the communication with you! 🙂

Some important reminders:

IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, please sign up for Remind 101. Directions below:

2nd period: Text @mso2ndp to 81010

3rd period: Text @mso3rdp to 81010

4th period: Text @mso4t to 81010

RESEARCH – IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, I still haven’t heard from some of you about your secondary source/quote cards. You need these to continue to work on your research paper which is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me, and I will text a picture of your secondary sources and quote cards to you. Remember, your research paper is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me so that I can send pics of your secondary sources and quote cards ASAP. You are still responsible for writing your research paper. See the link below before you start writing, and email me with ANY questions:

read this before you write spring 2020

We will finish The Tragedy of Macbeth this week, and your assessment will be posted for Friday, 3/27. Each class will have a different series of discussion questions to answer. You may use your study guide, and your notes from my “consider questions” which have been posted each day. If you haven’t responded to those in your notes, go back through the blog and make sure you have answers for my daily “consider questions.” Contact me if you have further questions. 🙂

To read The Tragedy of Macbeth online – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/

To view The Tragedy of Macbeth videos – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C2n6KiE9aWi66c4e0x8jbxNdbpPchdok

Wednesday, 3/25:

  • Read Act 5, Scenes 1-4
  • View the videos for today’s reading and compare/contrast the different versions taking notes (please note: there are not videos of EVERY scene, just the most important ones.)
  • Today, submit study guide answers for Act 5, questions 1-4 – judy.oberste@cobbk12.org
  • Consider: Where has Lady Macbeth been all this time while Macbeth has been going on his “killing spree”? What is her state of mind at the beginning of Act 5? Note her comment about “all the perfumes of Arabia cannot sweeten this little hand.” Where have we heard something similar before from Macbeth? Think about GUILT. Who experienced extreme guilt right after the murder of Duncan, and who did NOT? Why? Remember the role reversal I told you about in Act 3. Keep the notes you are taking to compare/contrast videos with these daily questions. You do not have to submit them to me now. These will be notes you may use on the “test” / Summative Assessment for The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Keep up the good work! We got this! 🙂

Miss and love you all!

Brit. Lit./Comp. – Distance Learning Day 7 – 3/24

Hi, Seniors.

Most of you are keeping on, keeping on with your study of Macbeth! I am extremely proud of you who have been in contact and sending in your daily assignments! This will work, and our communication with each other is key! Just remember, I am only a text (remind 101) or an email away. 🙂

Some important reminders:

IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, please sign up for Remind 101. Directions below:

2nd period: Text @mso2ndp to 81010

3rd period: Text @mso3rdp to 81010

4th period: Text @mso4t to 81010

RESEARCH – IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, I still haven’t heard from some of you about your secondary source/quote cards. You need these to continue to work on your research paper which is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me, and I will text a picture of your secondary sources and quote cards to you. Remember, your research paper is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me so that I can send pics of your secondary sources and quote cards ASAP. You are still responsible for writing your research paper. See the link below before you start writing, and email me with ANY questions:

read this before you write spring 2020

We will finish The Tragedy of Macbeth this week, and your assessment will be posted for Friday, 3/27. Each class will have a different series of discussion questions to answer. You may use your study guide, and your notes from my “consider questions” which have been posted each day. If you haven’t responded to those in your notes, go back through the blog and make sure you have answers for my daily “consider questions.” Contact me if you have further questions. 🙂

To read The Tragedy of Macbeth online – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/

To view The Tragedy of Macbeth videos – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C2n6KiE9aWi66c4e0x8jbxNdbpPchdok

Tuesday, 3/24:

  • Finish reading Act 4 – discussion between Macduff who has gone to England to persuade Malcolm to return to Scotland and take the throne from Macbeth. Remember: Malcolm was named the true heir to the throne by his father, King Duncan. Remember: Things are not always what they seem….fair is foul, and foul is fair!!
  • View the videos for today’s reading and compare/contrast the different versions taking notes (please note: there are not videos of EVERY scene, just the most important ones.)
  • Today, submit study guide answers for the last three questions of Act 4 – judy.oberste@cobbk12.org
  • Consider: What did the witches’ predictions in Act 4, scene 1 mean? Don’t think literally; how could they come to pass? How do you think that they will be fulfilled? Remember: Hecate wanted to raise spirits to keep Macbeth confident that he is invincible because of his “blind ambition” and excessive pride, “hubris.” How far he is willing to go to remain King? Don’t forget: His tragic flaw is his “blind ambition.” We talked about this. Keep the notes you are taking to compare/contrast videos with these daily questions. You do not have to submit them to me now. These will be notes you may use on the “test” / Summative Assessment for The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Keep up the good work! We got this! 🙂

Miss and love you all!

Brit. Lit./Comp. – Distance Learning Day 6 – 3/23-3/27

Hi, Seniors.

I hope you had a relaxing weekend at home in quarantine. I am extremely proud of you who have been in contact and sending in your daily assignments! This will work, and our communication with each other is key! Just remember, I am only a text (remind 101) or an email away. 🙂

Some important reminders:

IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, please sign up for Remind 101. Directions below:

2nd period: Text @mso2ndp to 81010

3rd period: Text @mso3rdp to 81010

4th period: Text @mso4t to 81010

RESEARCH – IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, I still haven’t heard from some of you about your secondary source/quote cards. You need these to continue to work on your research paper which is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me, and I will text a picture of your secondary sources and quote cards to you. Remember, your research paper is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me so that I can send pics of your secondary sources and quote cards ASAP. You are still responsible for writing your research paper. See the link below before you start writing, and email me with ANY questions:

read this before you write spring 2020

We will finish The Tragedy of Macbeth this week, and your assessment will be posted for Friday, 3/27.

To read The Tragedy of Macbeth online – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/

To view The Tragedy of Macbeth videos – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C2n6KiE9aWi66c4e0x8jbxNdbpPchdok

Monday, 3/23:

  • Read Act 4, Scene 1 and 2🙂
  • View the videos for today’s reading and compare/contrast the different versions taking notes (please note: there are not videos of EVERY scene, just the most important ones.)
  • Today, submit study guide answers for Act 4, Questions 1-6 – judy.oberste@cobbk12.org
  • Consider: Macbeth seeking out the witches in scene 1 demonstrates his total commitment to evil. Remember, he didn’t seek them out the first time; they wanted to meet with him. Notice the way he speaks to the witches in this act. They don’t use Macbeth’s name anymore. They call him _______. Why? Macbeth keeps on killing to ensure his safety as King. Who is next and why? Keep the notes you are taking to compare/contrast videos with these daily questions. You do not have to submit them to me now. These will be notes you may use on the “test” / Summative Assessment for The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Keep up the good work! We got this! 🙂

Miss and love you all!

Brit. Lit./Comp., Distance Learning – Day 5 – 3/20

Miss you, Seniors.

I am extremely proud of you who have been in contact and sending in your daily assignments! This will work, and our communication with each other is key! Just remember, I am only a text (remind 101) or an email away. 🙂

Some important reminders:

IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, please sign up for Remind 101. Directions below:

2nd period: Text @mso2ndp to 81010

3rd period: Text @mso3rdp to 81010

4th period: Text @mso4t to 81010

ALSO IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, I have your secondary source cards. You need these to continue to work on your research paper which is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me, and instead of meeting you, (some of you aren’t leaving your homes, and I understand!) I will text a picture of your secondary sources and cards to you. Remember, your research paper is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me so that I can send pics of your secondary sources and quote cards ASAP. You are still responsible for writing your research paper.

To read The Tragedy of Macbeth online – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/

To view The Tragedy of Macbeth videos – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C2n6KiE9aWi66c4e0x8jbxNdbpPchdok

Friday, 3/20:

  • Finish reading Act 3 (It’s really good, isn’t it?) 🙂
  • View the videos for today’s reading and compare/contrast the different versions taking notes (please note: there are not videos of EVERY scene, just the most important ones.)
  • Today, submit study guide answers for finishing Act 3 – judy.oberste@cobbk12.org
  • Consider: This Act is the climax of the play. Consider, the role reversal between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. What does Macbeth reveal to the others when he sees Banquo’s “Ghost” (remember the dagger hallucination because of his guilt even before the murder of King Duncan.) How does Macbeth go from suffering such guilt about killing King Duncan vs. hiring the murderers and having his BFF Banquo killed? Describe him before and after. At the end of Act 3, Macbeth makes a decision that totally commits him to evil. What is that, and who is he after next?? Why? Keep the notes you are taking to compare/contrast videos with these daily questions. You do not have to submit them to me now. These will be notes you may use on the “test” / Summative Assessment for The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Keep up the good work! We got this! 🙂

Miss and love you all!

Brit. Lit./Comp. – Distance Learning Day 4 – 3/19/2020

Miss you, Seniors.

I am extremely proud of you who have been in contact and sending in your daily assignments! This will work, and our communication with each other is key! Just remember, I am only a text (remind 101) or an email away. 🙂

Some important reminders:

IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, please sign up for Remind 101. Directions below:

2nd period: Text @mso2ndp to 81010

3rd period: Text @mso3rdp to 81010

4th period: Text @mso4t to 81010

ALSO IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, I have your secondary source cards. You need these to continue to work on your research paper which is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me, and instead of meeting you, (some of you aren’t leaving your homes, and I understand!) I will text a picture of your secondary sources and cards to you. Remember, your research paper is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me so that I can send pics of your secondary sources and quote cards ASAP. You are still responsible for writing your research paper.

To read The Tragedy of Macbeth online – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/

To view The Tragedy of Macbeth videos – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C2n6KiE9aWi66c4e0x8jbxNdbpPchdok

Thursday, 3/19:

  • Read Act 3, scenes 1 and 2
  • View the videos for today’s reading and compare/contrast the different versions taking notes (please note: there are not videos of EVERY scene, just the most important ones.)
  • Today, submit study guide answers for Act 3 scenes 1 & 2 – Numbers 1-3 – judy.oberste@cobbk12.org
  • Consider: In scene 1, analyze closely the dialogue between Macbeth and Banquo. Is Macbeth being fair, yet foul inside?? Be able to explain this and the connection with “fair is foul.” Also, in Act 3 we begin to see a “role reversal” between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Hmmm…what is going on here?Keep the notes you are taking to compare/contrast with these daily questions. You do not have to submit them to me now. These will be notes you may use on the “test” / Summative Assessment for The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Keep up the good work! We got this! 🙂

Miss and love you all!

Brit. Lit./Comp. – Distance Learning Day 3 – Wednesday, 3/18

Hello, Seniors.

I am extremely proud of you who have been in contact and sending in your daily assignments! This will work, and our communication with each other is key! Just remember, I am only a text (remind 101) or an email away. 🙂

Some important reminders:

IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, please sign up for Remind 101. Directions below:

2nd period: Text @mso2ndp to 81010

3rd period: Text @mso3rdp to 81010

4th period: Text @mso4t to 81010

ALSO IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, I have your secondary source cards. You need these to continue to work on your research paper which is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me, and instead of meeting you, (some of you aren’t leaving your homes, and I understand!) I will text a picture of your secondary sources and cards to you. Remember, your research paper is due on Friday, 4/3. I did this yesterday and today for students, and will also do for you. You are still responsible for writing your research paper.

To read The Tragedy of Macbeth online – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/

To view The Tragedy of Macbeth videos – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C2n6KiE9aWi66c4e0x8jbxNdbpPchdok

Wednesday, 3/18:

  • Read Act 2, scenes 3 and 4 (finishing Act 2)
  • View the videos for today’s reading and compare/contrast the different versions taking notes
  • Today, submit study guide answers for the remainder of Act 2 to Ms. O  – judy.oberste@cobbk12.org
  • Consider: In scene 3, consider the Porter’s role. Why does Shakespeare include the Porter as comic relief at this point in the play? Think about the Elizabethan audience and the connection to the assassination attempt on King James I and his family. (Remember, remember the fifth of November…) Keep the notes you are taking to compare/contrast with these daily questions. You do not have to submit them to me now. These will be notes you may use on the “test” / Summative Assessment for The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Keep up the good work! We got this! 🙂

Miss and love you all!

Brit. Lit./Comp. -Distance Learning Day 2 – 3/17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! 🙂

I am missing all of you already, and I am extremely proud of you who have been in contact and sending in your daily assignments! This will work, and our communication with each other is key! Just remember, I am only a text (remind 101) or an email away. 🙂

Some important reminders:

IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, please sign up for Remind 101. Directions below:

2nd period: Text @mso2ndp to 81010

3rd period: Text @mso3rdp to 81010

4th period: Text @mso4t to 81010

ALSO IMPORTANT: If you were absent on Friday, 3/13, I have your secondary source cards. You need these to continue to work on your research paper which is due on Friday, 4/3. Please contact me, and instead of meeting you, (some of you aren’t leaving your homes, and I understand!) I will text a picture of your secondary sources and cards to you. Remember, your research paper is due on Friday, 4/3. I did this today for a student, and will also do for you.

To read The Tragedy of Macbeth online – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://www.sparknotes.com/nofear/shakespeare/macbeth/

To view The Tragedy of Macbeth videos – copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C2n6KiE9aWi66c4e0x8jbxNdbpPchdok

Tuesday, 3/17:

  • Read Act 2, scenes 1 and 2
  • View the videos for scenes 1 and 2 of Act 2 compare/contrast the different versions taking notes
  • Today, submit study guide answers for Act 2 questions 1 – 6 to Ms. O  – judy.oberste@cobbk12.org
  • Consider: What is Lady Macbeth’s culpability in the murder? Keep the notes you are taking to compare/contrast with these daily questions. You do not have to submit them to me now. These will be notes you may use on the “test” / Summative Assessment for The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Keep up the good work! We got this! 🙂