October 24, 2016 to October 28, 2016
Oct 24th, 2016 by admin

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Thursday (10/27)

  1. Periods 3,5,6, met today.
  2. Following a few pre-reading activities, students met in acting groups to read MSND 2.2.1-163.
  3. Responding to reading was a cut-n-paste assignment in which students cut out lines from the play and pasted them on a large sheet according to the character who spoke the lines.  Most students (with the exception of 5th period) completed this in class.  It must be completed for homework.

DUE:  MSND 2.2.1-163 Cut-n-Paste  Periods 3,4,5 = Tuesday 11/1  and Period 6 = Wednesday (11/2)

Click here for the handout:msnd-act-2-cut-n-paste

Tuesday (10/25)

  1. Periods 6, 4, and 5 met today.  Period 6, please see Monday’s post.
  2. Periods 4 and 5 wrote recipes for Love Potions or Love Repellents.  This creative writing prompt connects to the love-in-idleness flower that serves an integral part in MSND.  Most students worked with a classmate and completed the assignment in class.  If not, it must be done for homework.

DUE: Love Potion or Repellent = Thursday (10/27)

Monday (10/24)

  1.  Periods 3,4, and 5 met today.
  2.  First we sketched a scene, MSND 2.1.161-174, and labeled the important details such as Queen Elizabeth I, cupid, and purple love-in-idleness flowers.
  3. We watched two products of Act 2, Sc. 1.
  4. No homework was assigned.
October 17, 2016 and October 21, 2016
Oct 17th, 2016 by admin

Vocabulary Words :https://quizlet.com/125880597/msnd-vocabulary-list-1-flash-cards/

Vocabulary Quiz is Friday (10/21)

Wednesday (10/19)

  1. Periods 3, 4 and  6, please see Tuesday’s post.
  2. Today was lesson 3 for 5th period.  First we reviewed the vocabulary words. Next, in an entire-class participatory activity, we eked out the directly stated and the implied reason why Titania will not give over the Indian boy to Oberon.  Independently, you are to complete the Close-Reading Handout.

Click here for a copy of passage 2.1.125-142:  set-your-heart-at-rest-passage

Click here for a copy of the “Set Your Heart at Rest” Close Reading sheet:  set-your-heart-at-restclose-reading

Due:  Friday, 10/21

Tuesday (10/18)

  1. Periods 4,5,6, met today.
  2. Sixth period students, please read Monday’ post.
  3. Periods 4 + 5 shared their Unpaired/Pairs Narratives in small groups;  we watch the movie version of MSND Act. 1, Sc.1 .
  4. We started the Character Tracking Sheet.


Character Tracking sheet, side 1 (Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius, Helena); Give a beginning character trait for those 4 characters + support with text evidence.  It is OK to list act/scene/line numbers.

Periods 5 = Wednesday (10/19)    Periods = 3,4,6, = Thursday (10/20)

Click here for a MSND Character Tracking Sheet:   msnd-character-tracking-chart

Monday (10/17)

  1.  Periods 3,4,5 met today.  We spent 10 minutes on the new vocabulary words, which are on the back side of the last word list.  Use the Quizlet link above to get the definitions.
  2. Based on the famous line (from MSND) “The course of true love never did run smooth,”  we are writing creative narratives about a commonly paired word “couple” that struggles to be together.  Ample time was allotted during class so any unfinished pieces must be done for homework.


Unpaired/Pairs Write:  Periods 4 + 5 = Tuesday (10/18)   Periods 3 + 6 = Wednesday (10/19)

October 10, 2016 to October 13, 2016
Oct 10th, 2016 by admin

Tuesday (10/11)

  1.  All class periods met today.  Class started with a Plot Prediction Cut-n-Paste activity.  Next, in groups students finished reading MSND Act.1. Sc.1.  The responding to reading activity was to re-write several of Shakespeare’s passages into contemporary language.  Each group was assigned two passages to translate.  If they were not completed in class, they must be done as homework.
  2. Homework:  Complete translations/ Due: Wednesday (10/12)
  3. Click here is you need a new translation sheet:  msnd-act-1-sc-1-translations

Monday (10/10)

  1.  All class periods met today. Class start with an exercise to demonstrate Shakespeare’s use of unusual word order.  We wrote the sentence I ate the sandwich five different ways.
  2. We preview lines from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in a tossing lines fashion.
  3. In Acting Groups of 6 to 7 students, Act 1, Scene 1 was read.
  4. No homework was assigned.
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