Thursday, February 28, 2008

Romeo and Juliet Test

Here's what you should focus on for the Romeo and Juliet test:
Important characters and what they do in the drama.
Literary terms.
Important quotes.
Review Act IV. (Honors only!)
Introductory Powerpoint notes. (Elizabethan England, Literary Terms, Elements of Drama, Shakespeare's stage)
Short Answer:
Double Talk
Character Development
Suspense Building in Act I.

For Extra Credit you need to answer the following question in a paragraph. Make sure that it's a good paragraph that really answers the question. This is worth five extra points.

What is one important different between the play and the movie version that we
have watched in class? Describe the difference (how was it done in the
play, how was it done in the movie) and then tell why the difference
happened, in your opinion.

If you have any questions while you are studying, please let me know. Remember to leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you quickly. Also don't forget that your projects are due when you take the test. Friday for A day and Monday for B day.

Monday, February 25, 2008


If you have missed a lot of school recently (a lot of people have had the flu) it is really important that you come to the review session on Wednesday after school.  I want you to be able to ask questions and I want to go over a study guide for you.  (I'll be making the study guide tomorrow.)

Just a reminder.  I'm going to go back to watching Family Guy.


Homework 25/26 February

In journals:

What do each of the characters have planned for Juliet? What is Juliet's reaction to each plan? Which, in your opinion, is the best plan for Juliet?

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Work on your projects this weekend.  You're getting down to the wire!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Your Romeo and Juliet test will be on the 29th for A day and the 3rd for B day. Your projects are also due on the same day.

Please do not forget to work on these projects as much as you are working on preparing for your test because these project grades will be averaged together to be a second test grade. This can really help you if you are afraid that you will do poorly on my test.

Remember that there will be a review session on the 27th, after school, in my room. Please come as this will be the only review session and the only time for you to ask your questions!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Homework for 19/20 February

In your journals, please answer the following question:

What do you think of Lord Capulet at the end of Act III? Why do you think he's acting this way now?

Friday, February 15, 2008



Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Homework - 12/13 February

In your journal select one of the following questions to answer:

1. Consider the behavior of the four main characters in III.1. Which of them is the most responsible? Why?

2. If you were directing Romeo and Juliet, what would you ask your actors to bring out about their characters' feelings and motivations in this scene? (Either III.1 or III.2)

This is your third journal entry.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Act II Quiz

Remember to bring your book to class on Friday/Monday for your Act II Quiz.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tonight's Homework

Remember that your homework is a progress check on your individual projects. You need to tell me how much of your book you have read AND how much of your projects you have completed. Put this in the box. It will count as a quiz grade!