In this unit, we are reading a variety of short stories. While you are doing independent reading and collaborating with classmates to initiate and sustain discussions about these texts, as a class we are looking into several literary theories that allow us to analyze these stories through different lenses.
Task: Write a four – five paragraph essay that analyzes ONE of your group’s short stories through the lens of ONE of the theories we are studying this month.
Choose ONE of each:
___title of short story from your packet___ Gender Theory ___title of short story from your packet___ Psychoanalytical Theory
___title of short story from your packet___ Socio-economic (Marxist) Theory
New Historical Theory
Thesis Development & drafting workshop 5/20 (A, B, D, E blocks) & 5/19 for G block
ROUGH DRAFT DUE Monday 5/23 (ALL BLOCKS!!)
Revision & Conferencing Week of Tuesday 5/31
Final Draft DUE + 10/10 ON TIME GRADE Monday 6/6
FINAL DRAFT MUST BE SUBMITTED no later than… Friday 6/10 (FINAL EXAM DAY)
Click HERE to see the rubric for this writing assignment.
B block, remember:
Cover sheet =
3 great observations that OTHERS in your group made, your own 2 most interesting observations, and 1 statement explaining the consensus decision your group came to about which of the film versions of Macbeth was most effective
1 TE/EA structure paragraph that focuses on any one of the film versions, making and supporting a claim about that version with evidence from your viewing notes
--> This completed cover sheet must be submitted by tomorrow, May 4, along with your film viewing notes. These are each large classwork grades reflecting the work we were doing in the two weeks before Spring Break.
Please submit through turnitin.com.
Due by midnight on Monday, May 2!
See student resources for rubric.
– lunch: scenes 12, 15, 16 ALL CHORUS, Creon, Haemon, Antigone, Messengers, drummers (AUDITORIUM)
--lunch: Deandre, Kevin, Cyianie, Shania W. in Drama Room for stage combat
– after school 3-4:00: ALL CHORUS, assistant directors – odes off book! (Ms. Rush’s room)
--after school 2:50 – 3:30: ADVERTISING/MARKETING TEAM (Ms. Rush’s room)
-lunch: scenes 1 & 2 STEP-SOLDIERS, DRUMMERS, and chorus 1, 2, and 3 (AUDITORIUM)
--lunch: Prologue (T’mia & Edward), lines only, auditorium, seated
*afterschool NO CHORUS, take a break
– after school 3pm-4pm: ART crew in Bitler’s room for twins’ masks , signs, and props
-- after school 3pm-5pm:
1) 3:00 – 3:30 stage prologue (T’mia & Edward & Khadejah and Billicko) + SPOTLIGHT CREW
2) 3:00 – 3:30 set up scrim/lights (SCRIM/LIGHT CREW/PROJECTOR… stay through 5pm)
3) 3:00 – 4:00 sound guys
3) 3:30 – 4:00 Creon + Tiresias + Jordan (scenes 13 & 14)
4) 4:00 – 5:00 Messengers, Creon, Haemon, Eurydice
–lunch: scenes 1, 2, 3 T’mia, Edward, Khadejah, Billicko, SPOTLIGHT CREW, ALL CHORUS, DRUMMERS, Creon, Antigone
– after school 3pm – 5pm scenes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Ismene, Antigone, Sentries, Creon, ALL CHORUS
– lunch: scenes 10, 11, 12 Haemon, Creon, Antigone, ALL CHORUS
– afterschool 3pm – 5pm:
FULL RUN THROUGH OF SHOW, + costume approval.
ALL CAST + CREW MUST BE PRESENT!!!!
GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY, have a great day!!
Your 5 paragraph essay is due on Monday 4/4. It should be a written response to the question:
"What is a central theme developed in the play Macbeth?"
On Monday you need to have uploaded your essay to turnitin.com AND be prepared to submit a TYPED and PRINTED copy to Ms. Rush in addition to your rough draft materials.
Click HERE for a copy of the grading rubric.
MACBETH THEMATIC ESSAY CHECK-LIST (preparing to submit Mastery Work #3):
Does my INTRODUCTION have:
HAVE I RE-READ AND EDITED FOR:
*HAVE I TYPED UP MY ESSAY?
*HAVE I SUBMITTED MY ESSAY ON TURNITIN.COM?
HAVE I PRINTED (or am I prepared to print at school) a copy of the finished essay for Ms. Rush?
Do I have my rough draft materials with me?
Don't forget to finish your rubric/reflection for March - it's a 20 point homework grade! You can find a copy of the assignment HERE if you lost the copy I gave you.
DUE Friday 4/1