Tuesday, December 18, 2012

SCRIBE 12-17-12

Started class by reviewing our thesises from Friday.

Spent the rest of the time getting ready for the final tomorrow 1st period.  Bring in a printed copy of outline before class. DO NOT PRINT IT DURRING CLASS!!!

Keep in  mind:
       Must use at least 4 of the 5 texts
       No personal words: I, you, me, my, our, we, us
       No: This quote means...
       Lead in, "quote" (citation). Quotes can't stand alone. They must be part of a sentence.  
       Proper citation:
       (Sophocles, Oedipus).
       (Anonymous, Beowulf).
       (Chaucer, Canterbury).
       (Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1.2.3-7)
       Skeletal outline printed out a ready to turn in. Print out ahead of time
       Print out essay
       Bring own technology?
       Save outline and save writing numerous times and numerous places

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday 12/14

Friday December 14th

First, we took the Act 5 Hamlet quiz
Next, we watched the Mel Gibson version of the fight scene in act 5 and talked about the differences between Branaugh's version.
Last, we went over the guidelines and requirements for the final and will continue on Monday

For Homework:
Come with a thesis, and your quotes for your final essay on Monday.
Here is a link for the power point we saw in class


Friday, December 14, 2012

Scribe: Wednesday, 12/12/12

Today we watched the Kenneth Branaugh version of Hamlet for the first activity of the class

Then we participated in Act 5 fishbowl

Homework: Study guide posted on Mrs. Smiths web-page, study! remember to respond on Act 5 question on class blog. Have done BEFORE Fridays class.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday 12/12

In class we watched the Baranaugh fight scene then we had the act 5 fishbowl.

For homework we have to answer the blog question before class on Friday and prepare for the final.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Scribe for December 12/12/2012

Today in class: We had a fich bowl over act 5. Finished Branaugh movie scenes.

Main topics discussed:
  • What contribution did the Grave digger scene bring to the theme of death?
  • Did Shakespear find death humorous when it was caused by someones selfishness?
  • was Shakespear exploring the idea of Karma, having to do with everyone's death?
    What was the change of emotion for in Gertrude toward her son at the end of the play?

Homework: STUDY!! for act 5 test on friday. Answer ACT 5 blog question by friday.

Act 5 Question

With the order of the deaths at the end of Act 5, do you think there is symbolism? What do you think Shakespeare was trying to get across for his last big moment in the play?

Hamlet Act 5 Fishbowl

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday 12/10/12

Today we had a substitute teacher, Mr. Rosenberg.

When class began, we immediately continued reading Hamlet. We read from Act 5 scene 2, up until the end of the book.

After finishing reading Hamlet, we watched the final scenes from Act 5 in the Branaugh version of the movie. We did not end up having time to watch scenes from the Oliver or Gibson versions of the movie.

For any further information, here is the link to the calendar for this weeks agenda.

Homework: Prepare for Act 5 fishbowl on wednesday.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Scribe for December 7, 2012

-Started class by assigning parts to read Act-5, then we read Act-5.
-Watched the Graveyard scene of the Hamlet movie and had a quiz over Act 3-4.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wednesday 12/5/12

Today was a PLC late start.

At the beginning of class we discussed the agenda for the rest of the week, and then immediately began the fishbowl for Act 4.

Throughout the fishbowl we discussed multiple things such as, the sanity of the characters Hamlet & Ophelia, the death of Polonius & Ophelia, the repeating theme of characters losing their father, the ghost of King Hamlet, Claudius' plans for Hamlet, Fortinbras and his army, Hamlet getting on the wrong boat, as well as several other events.

For any further information, here is a link to Week 15 agenda

Homework: Everyone besides the fishbowl leaders need to answer the Act 4 blog question.

Act 4 Question

Do you think Hamlet purposely got onto the pirate ship? If so do you think he knew about Claudius's plan?

December 5, 2012


Good morning all. No one brought donuts. Again. I’m going to die of starvation. It’s a rough day. But we have shortened class periods, so that’s good!

Anywho, here’s what we did today:

At the beginning of class we talked about the rest of the week and prepared for the fishbowl.

Then, we had the fishbowl with questions such as:
1. Is Hamlet responsible for Ophelia’s death?
2. Will Hamlet come to a similar end as Ophelia has due to their insanity?
3. Will Laertes think that Hamlet killed Ophelia also?
4. Is Hamlet going truly insane?
5. If he has gone insane, is it in sadness or rage?
6. What will happen to Hamlet since he got on the wrong boat?

And others like these.

If you need any extra information on what this week will entail, here is the LINK to the powerpoint.

Also, if you are struggling with what Hamlet actually means, go HERE and it is really helpful. Although it is Sparknotes, and this shouldn't take the place of reading, if you are struggling on what it means this should help.
HOMEWORK: All you need to do for homework is answer the blog question that has been posted on the blog. Unless you are a presenter.

Hamlet Act 4 Fishbowl

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Scribe December 2, 2012

Make sure you are prepared for the act 4 fishbowl!

Today we took our act 3&4 quiz as we watched the Olivier version of Hamlet.
-We payed close attention to how ophelia has lost her mind.\

Then we watched the other two versions, and compared the difference in the degree of ophelia's lunacy. We also talked about the connection between the type of craziness and the time period the interpretation was created in.

Differences between the first (Olivier), second(Gibson), and third(the other one):

1st- Ophelia's craziness is more innocent and somber, she is so nice, and it appears her mind has regressed multiple years. (she handed out physical flowers to everyone like a young girl would)

2nd- She was a little more ravenous, and depressed. Her clothes were dirty and appeared like poor rags. She acted extrememly innapropriate and was mean. The dirtiness of her clothes also made her appearance slightly less innocent.

3rd- Ophelia was so crazy that she was locked in a room in a straight jacket. She was extrememlyangry and very vocal about it, it appeared she did not have to ability to understand what she was going through. Then she proceeded to hand out fake flowers, just adding to the pity of her family.

-Sorry this is a little late

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Scribe November 30

Today we started class by watching the Mel Gibson version of Hamlet, we watched the bedroom scene.

Then, we talked about the relationship between Gertrude and Hamlet, and why Hamlet is so aggressive/violent towards Gertrude.

Then, we started reading act 4 all the way until class ends.

For Homework: Finish reading act 4, and study and review for the Act 3-4 quiz on Monday.