Here are some videos to help you out with your grammar homework!
Simple, Complex, and Compound Sentences:
For Honors, the two questions are:
1. What is the effect of perspective on the audience in this scene?
2. How does dialogue move the plot forward?
In general, if you are interested in Romeo and Juliet or in Shakespeare, I encourage you to read other “No Fear Shakespeare” texts on Sparknotes.com. Furthermore, you can also watch many of Shakespeare’s plays on youtube or Amazon Instant Video. There are some pretty cool remakes of Shakespeare plays also. Here is a neat article on movies that reflect the plots of Shakespeare plays:
Also, bear in mind that we will be reading some of Shakespeare’s poems in our next unit, beginning mid-February. Here is a website you can use if you’d like to preview them:
I know that there was some confusion during my absence about the Romeo and Juliet activity. Here, you can find a link to reread and/or complete the activity at home:
Don’t forget to also complete the legal jargon activity for tomorrow!
Yes, I did ask you all to watch some law and order in order to get a feel for courtroom drama, as our next novel (Monster by Walter Dean Myers) takes place largely in a court of law. I know that this assignment seems strange, but many of the scenes described involve understanding the layout of a courtroom and the legal jargon used. Here is a clip from an episode of Law and Order:
We will also be using the following link to access legal terms during centers tomorrow:
The blog post rests!