Past Lessons

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday's Class - Finish Act II Scene IV

Things You Need for Class Today
  1. Pen or Pencil
  2. Composition Book
  3. Handouts in back of room
  4. Romeo and Juliet play

Entry Title: Tragic Impetuousness

1.  Impetuousness - sudden or rash actions, emotions or impulsive decisions. (i.e. deciding to get married while on vacation)

2. Tragic Flaw - an aspect of someone's personality that is the source of all their problems.  In literature, a tragic flaw is usually the one personality trait that ruins the character's life and cuases their downfall.

    1. Bellwork: Tragic Impetuousness
    2. Reminder: Rule #1: Follow directions quickly!
    3. Quote of the Week: “Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.” ― Anton Chekhov
    4. Today's Question:  Why might Shakespeare have characterized Romeo and Juliet's love for each other as impetuous?
    5. Mini-Lesson:  PowerPoint on Romeo and Juliet's  Tragic Flaw: Impetuousness
    6. Guided Practice:  Dramatic reading of Act II Scene IV.
    7. Assessment: On half a sheet of loose leaf paper answer today's EQ for a classwork grade.
    8. Homework: Write an essay question and response on the topic: Impetuousness in Romeo and Juliet.