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Honors 11: Borges/Bloom + Act I.i-ii for Macbeth

We started the day by discussing our understandings of both Bloom and Jorge Luis Borges’ short story/essay, “Shakespeare’s Memory.” You are to type up the three questions you answered in brief concerning Bloom’s interview + the one for extra credit, … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Harold Bloom

After we returned Gatsby books and received Macbeth books, I introduced to you literary critic, Harold Bloom. We watched a 1998 interview with him on Charlie Rose and took notes. We then worked in small groups to answer 3 of … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Shakespeare Introduction and Context for Macbeth

We spent the first part of the hour filling in and discussing these notes about Bill Shakespeare. We also watched this 4ish minute video about the Globe Theatre prior to talking about the primary source for Macbeth, Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Peer Editing, cont.

We continued peer editing today in class prior to introducing our next unit, Shakespeare’s Macbeth. I’m going to make some initial changes (already) to the calendar and post a new one later this week. We will start with Shakespeare tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Macbeth Exam

We returned Macbeth books today prior to taking the Macbeth exam. I will have grades in as soon as possible. I then gave you the option of grabbing a 1984 novel to get a jump start on reading I.i, ii … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Panel Discussion #2

We did our second panel discussion today. Well done. We then went over page 2 of the quote review packet. Panel discussion #3 will wrap us up tomorrow.

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Honors 11: Panel Discussion #1 (Coursen) and Quote Review

We spent about 45-50 minutes today in each hour having panel discussion group #1 discuss their essay and its understanding of the text and their understanding of how it does so. We then reviewed the first page of the MB … Continue reading

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Honors 11: End of Macbeth/Scene Discussion

We started off the week watching the end scenes of Macbeth from the PBS and BBC versions. We briefly discussed the work done in each. I then gave you the rest of the hour to begin working on your quotes … Continue reading

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Honors 11: End of Macbeth, Critical Readings, and Test Review

As I’ve been offline for a few days, I apologize for not having posted recently. We just wrapped up our dramatic reading performances and thus the end of the play as well. I hope you enjoyed The Tragedy of Macbeth. … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Macbeth End of Act III + Scene Comparisons

Dramatic Reading group # 4 went first today. After, we discussed Act III.iv-vi (first hour had to also go over the first three scenes of the act from yesterday). We then watched the banquet scenes with Banquo’s ghost (III.iv) from … Continue reading

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