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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday's Class - Malapropisms in Shakespeare

Things You Need for Class Today
  1. Pen or Pencil
  2. Composition Book
  3. Romeo and Juliet play.

DO NOW - Copy

Entry Title: Malapropism
Using the wrong word in a sentence that sounds similar to the correct word.

Here are some examples of malapropisms...

What word should have been used in place of the word in bold?
1.        He had to use a fire distinguisher.
2.        Dad says the monster is just a pigment of my
3.        Isn't that an expensive pendulum round that man's
4.        Good punctuation means not to be late.
5.        He's a wolf in cheap clothing.
6.        Michelangelo painted the Sixteenth Chapel.
7.        My sister has extra-century perception.
8.        "Don't" is a contraption.

Reader’s Digest offers this one from a little girl saying the Pledge of Allegiance: "I pledge a lesson to the frog of the United States of America, and to the wee puppet for witches hands. One Asian, in the vestibule, with little tea and just rice for all."

    1. Bellwork: Malapropisms
    2. Reminder: Did you hand the final draft of your essay on Romantic vs. Pragmatic Love?
    3. Hand In final draft of Pragmatic vs. Romantic Love essay!
    4. Today's Question:  Can you identify malapropisms in Act II Scene 4 of Romeo and Juliet?
    5. Mini-Lesson:  Video on Malapropisms
    6. Guided Practice:  Dramatic Reading of Act II, Scene 4.
    7. Assessment: Ticket out the door… write down one malapropism used by the Nurse or any other character during this scene.
    8. Homework:
      Worksheet on Malapropisms

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