learning goal: what insights emerge, when you compare Laertes’ vulnerability to manipulation and Hamlet’s refusal to be used?
(10′) Journal Entry: for ten minutes, in your journal, write about time(s) when you have been used (manipulated for someone else’s purposes) by one or more of the following: a “friend,” family member, politician, stranger.
(45-50′) film: Disc #1; start at 2:23:00 “good night mother”
Disc #2; start at 0:00:00, and end at 0:29:00 (before graveyard scene begins)
(10′) Journal Entry: for ten minutes, in your journal, by citing some lines in Act 4 Scene 7, compare Laertes’ vulnerability to (Claudius’s) manipulation and Hamlet’s refusal to be used by anyone. For example, how do you explain the difference between these two men in terms of their vulnerability or resistance?
learning goals: what is the purpose of the “prescribed template” for this course? How and when do I use it?
download (and if you want to, revise) the “prescribed template” (see “downloads” section of class page)
give feedback to partner on the What-I-Know essay, using the Short Writing Rubric as a primary means for this feedback (print copy from class page). Also, consider the partner’s essay in light of the questions on the attached image below.
to the footer of your own essay, fill in the blanks according to who gave you what kind of help. be specific with the kind(s) of help this reader provided
start revising/reworking/reshaping/refining your own essay, based on the feedback you have received
before next class begins, submit the revised essay to TURNITIN
Fri A / 8:30
Fri D / 11:45
Mon E / 10:30
learning goal: what day do I prefer to present my biography project? what one or two questions will drive my reading and focus my presentation to classmates?
time to indicate preferred presentation day on whiteboard (see updated project schedule here)
on index card, name at least two people whose blogs you will follow (one from your class, and one from another)
time to read and write
to this class bring a full draft of your NPP profile (part 2, “The Work”)
In class we will follow the same agenda from the previous class (tech demo, peer review, revise, submit)
Tues A1 (9:20); D1 ( 11:50)
Wed E1 (8:30)
learning goals: understand relationship between course blog and class page, how to register for TURNITIN, the objectives and phases of the Nobel Prize Project
VIEW course blog and class page (sign up to follow blog by email)
REGISTER for TURNITIN
PREVIEW Nobel Prize Project: outline, rationale, sample writing
BEGIN selection process (by start of next class, be ready to send email explaining reason(s) for your choice
Nobel Prize Project
phase 1: choose a subject
phase 2: research and take notes
phase 3: draft the written piece
phase 4: peer review, revise
phase 5: submit revision to TURNITIN
phase 6: further revision
phase 7: publish
SINCE I AM OUT FOR JURY DUTY TODAY, YOU CAN USE THIS TIME TO PREPARE YOUR ENTRY (OR ENTRIES) TO THE SCHOOL’S POETRY CONTEST.
poetry contest work: refine or create at least one original poem for submission to the HI Poetry Contest (submission optional, but strongly encouraged)
15th annual Steve Marine Poetry Contest! Fame, cash prizes, and immortality await. 3rd place: $50. 2nd place: $75. 1st place: $100. Entry rules and regulations can be viewed at http://hiespoetrycontest.wikispaces.com/. Please contact Dr. Swann if you have any questions. Deadline for submissions: Thursday, April 2.
Before you start work on your own poems, I recommend reading this obituary for poet Tomas Transtromer, who died this past Thursday at his home in Stockholm, Sweden. He won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature. As extra incentive to read this article, know that the foundation for one of the May Exam essay questions appears in this obituary. Feel free to guess where.
postscript: Soon I will describe the blogging portion of the Biography Project. Everyone will be expected to publish blog posts at regular intervals during their reading–about one post per week. To illustrate expectations, I have written my first post on maroonballoon. Feel free to preview this aspect of the project.
See contest details here.
I encourage everyone to submit at least one poem. You can enter up to three.
learning goal:the 1980 (Jacobi) filmed stage production, what differences exist between the essential characteristics of Polonius and Hamlet
start watching the 1980 film from 2.1 (Polonius sends Reynaldo to spy on Laertes in France) through the announcement of the traveling players’ arrival
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Period A 800 AM-845 AM
Period B 850 AM-935 AM
Period C 940 AM-1025 AM
Chapel 1030 AM-1130 AM
Period D 1130 AM-1215 PM
Period E 1220 PM-105 PM
Lunch 105 PM-1145 PM
Period F 145 PM-230 PM
Period G 235 PM-315 PM
If you did not publish this writing during Tuesday’s class, please do so before the start of Wednesday’s class:
leave a comment on one of Mr. Brown’s Vol. 2 posts from readingcolors (there are three, all of which begin with “Vol. 2”)
publish a Vol. 2 post on your own blog