Wednesday, February 4, 2015

All Boys, All Blogged: February 4, 2015

Focus: When does ambition turn to greed?  What are the consequences of greedy behavior?

1. Warming up with an explanation of your participation and presentation grades

2. Acting out Act 4

       4.1: Figuring out Macbeth's final speech and understanding how he's changed

       4.2: Figuring out why we see this scene and why we meet Lady Macduff

3. Viewing scene 3 (I don't show 4.1 and 4.2)

      Mini lesson on foils:

A foil is a character who serves by contrast to highlight the opposing qualities in another character.  For example, in Harry Potter, Malfoy serves as a foil to Harry Potter; while Malfoy is a bully who manipulates and hurts others, Harry is a hero who selflessly saves and protects others. They both, however, are able to using magic in cunning and powerful ways.

      4.3: How does Macduff serve as a foil to Macbeth? Try to come up with at least two ways.

4. Talking it out with your grid groups

1. Complete your assignment on subjects and verbs before class on tomorrow.

2. Update your word trace entries for all of Act 4. If you'd like a sneak peak at the rubric I'm using for your Growth and Mastery grades on this assignment, click HERE. Remember that by the end of the play (which is very soon), you need 8-10 entries.

3. I know this sounds weird, but please bring an umbrella to class tomorrow.

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