Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Reading Period 8: Supplemental Posts / Lessons

Here are the topics we addressed and assignments we tackled on our Google+ Community:

1. Let's play SUMMARIZE THE SONNET!

Rules: The first person summarizes a sonnet in one sentence. The next person gives the first line of the summarized sonnet, and summarizes another sonnet. And so on. I'll begin: 

SUMMARY: Summer days aren't as awesome as you, babe, because they end and you'll live forever in this handy poem. 

Now you give the first line of that sonnet, and summarize a new sonnet. GO!

2. Duncan’s Castle was located in Forres and Macbeth’s castle was located in Inverness. Find these cities on Google Maps. Then find out: What is Sven’s Stone? There’s a river that flows through Inverness. Where does this river originate?

3. Remember Simon Armitage, the poet who made the documentary about Gawain and the Green Knight? His new book, "Walking Home" got a rave in the LA Review of Books -- the reviewer calls him "arguably the best poet writing in English." It's a long review, but if you scroll down you can catch some fragments of his poetry. Nice!

4. MACBETH PARTS FOR IN CLASS READING:

Read your parts carefully out loud to make sure you know how to pronounce all the words and are comfortable with the speeches. Have fun! Do it in a mirror. Make your family members read with you and do the other parts!

ACT 1 SCENE 3
1st Witch: HannaD
2nd Witch: Marisa
3rd Witch: HannahE
Macbeth: Saejin
Banquo: Mary
Ross: Lane
Angus: Alex

ACT 1 SCENE 7
Macbeth: Benny
Lady Macbeth: Marisa

ACT 2 SCENE 3
Macduff: Saejin
Macbeth: Jacob
Lennox: Zach
Lady Macbeth: HannaD
Banquo: Lane
Donalbain: Alex
Malcolm: HannahE

ACT 3 SCENE 3
1st Murderer: Benny
2nd Murderer: HannaD
3rd Murderer: Jacob
Banquo: Zach
Fleance: Mary

ACT 3 SCENE 4
Macbeth: Saejin
Lady Macbeth: HannahE
1st Murderer: Benny
Lennox: Alex
Ross: Lane
Banquo's Ghost: Zach

BONUS QUESTION (for those who have dutifully read this entire message): Which soliloquy from the acts assigned for this week is represented in this photo?


5. Look at Scene 5, lines 33-49. What other piece of literature does this remind you of? 

6. Weekend challenge! Use this famous line from Macbeth at some point in your daily life this weekend, then tell us the occasion on which you used it: “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly.” 




7. Paraphrase Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act 3, Scene 1, Lines 48-72.

8. Make a list of props that might be needed in the first three acts of Macbeth. First person to comment leave one prop, next person add another, etc. 

9. Describe the plan for murder and how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth intend to get away with it, as revealed in Act 2 Scene 2. 


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