Tuesday, February 4, 2014

PACE: Macbeth & MUGS & More

We'll start by taking a look at MUGS and how NoRedInk.com can help you with practice sessions, in addition to your assignments and quizzes.

From there, we dig out the work we did on famous lines from Macbeth.  We'll make a wall of predictions based on the analysis and connotation work we did.  The big question?

Now that you've read a number of lines from the play, what do you think this play will be about? What will happen? What might be some of the themes?  What might be some of messages Shakespeare wanted to get across?

We'll take some time to unpack the following standard by creating "I Can" statements.
Listening & Speaking

We'll put the results up on the board.  We've got to do this to make sure we stay focused in the Macbeth unit and not let our projects take over -- creativity is awesome and we have to make sure we balance freedom with meeting the standards.

And if we have time after all of that, we can watch some more Macbeth.  Important groundwork laid today.  We're going to be doing intense work and we need to know where we are headed before we take off.

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Req'd Post: You work for a major multimedia corporation that has just decided to make a series of films, TV shows, video games and books based on Shakespeare's plays because they are royalty-free.  The board of directors hired you to generate some ideas around Macbeth.  Unfortunately, you've never read the whole play or even seen the whole film. Using any line or phrase from Macbeth as your inspiration and the title, and what little you know about the play, pitch one idea to the board of directors for a film, TV series, video game, or book.
Due: Friday, Feb 8

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Quiz: Friday, Feb 14