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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friday's Class - Theme and Question Game

What You Need for Class Today...
  1. Your Composition Book
  2. Something with which to write
  3. From Back Table: Quotes about Fate & Bloom's Taxonomy

Do Now:  Copy
Entry Title: Prejudice

An unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.

  1. Do Now:  Prejudice
  2. Rule reminder:  Make smart choices!
  3. Quote of the week:  "Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self confidence."  - Robert Frost
  4. Today's Question: Can you create questions/prompts about Fate vs. Free Will?
  5. Mini Lesson: Review of theme and the plot structure diagram for homework. Review of writing questions and prompts suing Bloom's Taxonomy.
  6. Practice Time: See samples below.
  7. Assessment:  Complete plot structure diagram.
  8. Homework: Plot Structure Diagram due Tuesday!

Answer-Question/Prompt Game
In this game, you are given the answer and you have to come up with the question/prompt using Bloom's Taxonomy.


1. Answer: Lord Montague, Lady Montague, Romeo,
                 Mercutio, Benvolio, Abram, Belthasar

    Possible Questions:
            a. List at least three members of the House of Montague.

            b. Who are the Montagues?
            c.  Who are the enemies of the Capulets?

This Answer-Question is low level on Bloom's Taxonomy.

2. Answer

    I fear, too early; for my mind misgives
    Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars,
    Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
    With this night's revels and expire the term
    Of a despised life, closed in my breast,
    By some vile forfeit of untimely death.

    Question/Prompt: a) Explain how
                                        Shakespeare's uses foreshadowing to
                                        create suspense in his audience. (high)

                                    b) How is Romeo feeling before
                                         he goes to the Capulet masquerade? (low)



1. Answer:  The feud between the Capulets and the Montagues is the backdrop for the romance between Romeo and Juliet.  "Is she a Capulet? O dear account! My life is my foe's debt."  Although it may seem odd for a love story to begin with violence between two feuding families, this technique actually helps to make the love between Romeo and Juliet that much more amazing.

    Possible Questions/Prompts:

2.   Blistered be thy tongue
      for such a wish! He was not born to shame.

      Upon his brow, shame is ashamed to sit;
    Possible Questions/Prompts:

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