Past Lessons

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday's Class - The Symbology of the Nurse

Get the following:
1. Composition notebook
2. Your copy of the play

Entry Title: Vocabulary for Act II, Scene II (Pages 97-103)
  1. goodly gear - a hot mess
  2. shirt and smock - man and woman; man=shirt and woman=smock
  3. e'en - afternoon
  4. flirt gills - women who flirt
  5. scurvy knave - someone with a gross disease

  1. Do Now - Vocabulary
  2. Reminder: If someone in class is not polite, politely correct them!
  3. Quote - “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”  ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons
  4. Today's Question: What are some reasons the Nurse may be eager to help Romeo? 
  5. Class Discussion: If the Nurse was a symbol what might she symbolize?  
  6. Mini-lesson - How do authors use characters as symbols?(i.e. Doodle in "The Scarlet Ibis" and  Mme. Lousel in "The Necklace.") PowerPoint Presentation on Pragmatic Versus Romantic Love.
  7. Guided Practice - Dramatic reading.
  8. Assessment - Ticket out the door: Give one textual example from the play illustrating (showing) how Shakespeare uses the Nurse as a symbol. 
  9. HW - None!

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