Monday, 10-6-14 (Week 9)



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English 12 2014-2015 Mr. Skousen

Monday, 10-6-14 (Week 9)

Objectives: to understand the characteristics of a tragedy; use questioning to monitor reading comprehension.

11-12.RI.5. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging. H/SS #5. Analyze how the text structures information or ideas into categories or hierarchies, demonstrating understanding of the information or ideas.

11-12.RL.1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. 5. Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact. 6. Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement). 9. Demon­strate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early- twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.

9-10.RL.1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 6. Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
Proofreading Warm-ups- correct the following sentences with errors:


  1. many types of litrature was produced during the enlightenment

  2. novels a new type of literature became very popular during the mid eighteenth century

Introduction to Macbeth

Literature of the Period

The Elizabethan Age produced an explosion of cultural energy.

Narratives, poetry, dramas, & comedies reflected the ideas of the times.

Elizabethan Poetry

Elizabethan poets preferred lyric poetry over narrative poetry.

The Sonnet: Sidney, Spenser, & Shakespeare

Fourteen-line poem, usually in iambic pentameter, varying rhyme scheme.

Petrarchan sonnet divided into octave and sestet.

Shakespearean sonnet divided into four quatrains and closing couplet.

Pastoral Poetry

Idealizes the rustic simplicity of rural life.

Elizabethan Drama

Playwrights turned away from religious subjects and began writing more complex & sophisticated plays.

Reintroduced tragedies & dramas, drawing upon classic models of ancient Greece & Rome.

Elizabethan and Jacobean Prose

Prose less popular than poetry and drama during English Renaissance.

Scholars still preferred to write in Latin.

English prose had Latin flavor.

Long words & ornate sentences made them difficult to understand.

The Achievements of the Renaissance

Moved England out of its medieval past into the modern world.

No writers since have surpassed achievements of Shakespeare or language of King James Bible.

Read & discuss “Using Questioning to Monitor Reading,” p. 401.

Read “Introduction to The Tragedy of Macbeth—Sources of the Play,” pp. 402-403.

Review tragedy, tragic flaw, p. 404.

Begin reading The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act I, pp. 405-424.

Tuesday, 10-7-14

Proofreading Warm-ups- correct the following sentences with errors:



  1. other literary development’s, of the Age of Reason, included the appearence of the periodical essay

  2. writer’s, Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele, were essayists who saw theirselves as reformers

Continue reading Act I.
Wednesday, 10-8-14

Proofreading Warm-ups- correct the following sentences with errors:



  1. to speak out against what they saw as morale corruption in society the writers Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift turned to satire

  2. satire is a kind of writing, that riducules human weakness vice or folly in order to bring about social reform

Finish Act I.

Answer questions 1-11, p. 425.


Thursday, 10-9-14

Proofreading Warm-ups- correct the following sentences with errors:



  1. jonathan swift like many satirists uses irony to sharpen the sting of his’ satire

  2. their are 3 types of irony verbal, situational, and dramatic

Review Act I.


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