Monday, November 30, 2009

Act IV Blog Question

With one act left, there are many plans, plots and ploys that haven't happened yet. Claudius hopes to kill Hamlet through Laertes. Laertes wants to avenge his father and kill hamlet. Hamlet also wants to kill Claudius because of his father's murder. From here, where will Shakespeare finish the tale?

Scribin 11/30/09

Today we did the fish bowl for Hamlet on act 4

  • live blog post is on class blog
We also had a sub.

HOMEWORK- Act IV blog question!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hamlet Act 4

Instead of using CoveritLive, we will be using the regular live-blogging feature of Blogger. Good luck, and stay on topic. Make sure everyone participates.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Reflections on Blogging withe Lovett School


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

11/18/09 (Weds.) Review

Smith really encouraged us to be writing our papers NOW!

Also, we talked about the Live Blog that we did with Atlanta and we all agreed that it was a very positive experience, and Smith told us that Atlanta enjoyed the experience as well. She encouraged us to be more textually-based next time.

Then, we read Act 4 all the way up to page 221 right before Scene 6.

Then we left earlier than usual, thanks to PLC.

Monday, November 16, 2009

In Class we...

Discussed Act 3 Fishbowl Style with the class from Georgia. It was a really interesting experience because this is our first time ever having a fishbowl with students from another state and live blogging with them too!

Class: Act 3 and 4 quiz is Monday, November, 23.

Act 3 Blog Question

Does Hamlet suffer from an Oedipal complex? Is he not angry that his mother remarried Claudius but rather is he angry that she married at all?

Hamlet Act 3

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

11/11/09 Scribe

Happy Veterans Day!
Reminder: Be prepared to work on Hamlet paper on Friday.
Today we read Act 3 Scene 3 & 4
Watched part of Act 4 video

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

11/9/09 Scribe

In class today, we discussed the plan for the next couple of weeks. We will be reading Act III today and Wednesday. Friday we will get the class to work on our papers so come prepared! Next Monday we are fishbowling Act III (don't forget to come early!) And, next Wednesday and Friday we will be reading Act IV with a quiz over Act III and IV on monday.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fishbowl Act 2 blog post.

In act 2, all the characters interact with "masks" on, using deception to spy on others. Do you think this will get them their ultimate goal? Or will it end up hurting their relationships?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday November 2, 2009

Today, we started by writing our thesis rough drafts on the class blog. We reviewed how we should write a good thesis...
  • Use the author's full name and spell is properly (William Shakespeare)
  • Make sure the thesis is argumentative
  • Check for grammatical and spelling errors, wordiness
  • Create complex thesis statements by showing that "this" leads to "this", cause and effect
  • "Although" statements are a great way to set up your thesis statement
  • Never use personal statements (I, you, we, etc)
  • Use "college writer" words
  • You can use to opposing ideas (Loyalty vs Betrayal, Sanity vs Insanity, Good vs Evil, etc)
  • Remember that Hamlet is a play, not a book or story
*There is a writing lab on Tuesday and Thursday in C-9, if you want extra help*

Then, we checked that everyone had posting privileges on Smith's blog. If you never responded to the email, please make sure that you do.

We finished up by watching scenes from the movie.

The Act 2 quiz has been moved to Wednesday.

Thesis statements for Hamlet

Post your thesis statement (although it is still "in-process") below so that we can look at them together. Remember to include title, author, point that you are trying to argue and possibly a why to the argument.