Ms. Hargraves’ English 12 Honors Class

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Monday, March 10 March 11, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 11:45 am

Today students finished assignments they began last week–the witches’ cauldron close-reading activity and the motifs chart.  Some students finished early and viewed clips from the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s performance video. 


Thursday, March 6 March 6, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 11:52 am

Today we finished viewing Macbeth, Act III.  We then began three assignments that we will complete tomorrow:

  1. Finish reading Act III, Scenes 6-5
  2. Trace one motif as it appears throughout the play so far.  Create a visual representing this motif.  Include illustrations, symbols, and quotations in your visual.  You can choose from the following motifs:
    • blood
    • death
    • sleeplessness
    • guilt
    • hypocrisy
    • insanity
    • manliness
    • ambition
    • equivocation
    • hell
    • disorder
  3. Read Act IV, Scene 1.  Create a drawing of the witches’ cauldron.  Include all of the ingredients in the cauldron and label each of them. 

Be prepared to discuss and present your cauldron and motifs on Monday.  Daphne has volunteered to go to Hocutt to get more markers if necessary.

I will not be here on Friday.  Have fun working on these assignments.  I will see all of you on Monday!  Have a great weekend. 


Wednesday, March 5 March 5, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 3:12 pm

We viewed Macbeth, Acts I-II today.  We will view Act III tomorrow and move on to an oral reading of Act IV.


Tuesday, March 4

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 3:11 pm

Today we accomplished the following tasks:

  1. Completed the Macbeth visual essays (collages) based on Act III
  2. Viewed examples of Senior Project Oral Presentations
  3. Discussed Senior Projects in detail

Monday, March 3 March 3, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 4:30 pm

Today students viewed each others’ group Macbeth  newscasts.  They also worked on creating visual essays based on Act III.  It was a fun day.


Macbeth Newscast Video

Filed under: Macbeth — hargraves @ 11:42 am

Here’s the final class video.  This one is by Victoria, Julie, Sandra, Misha, and George:


Discussion Question for March 3-10

Filed under: Discussion Question — hargraves @ 11:11 am

Choose one question to answer:

1. Who do you think the third murderer is?  Make a case here.


2. Why do you think the banquet scene is such an effective scene?

Your response to this discussion question is due by midnight on Sunday, March 10.