Genre Studies


In Class:


  • Grammar warm-up
  • Finish presenting Hamlet movies
  • Introduce novel groups
  • From today until December 6 you will have to check your group calendar for due date information.
  • Grammar warm-up
  • Collect story boards
  • Work time: the movies are due on Friday for block 1 and Monday for block 2
  • Grammar warm-up
  • Look at samples of story boards
  • story board template
  • The story board is due at the beginning of the next class.
  • Grammar warm-up
  • Read & discuss Act III
  • Characterization exercise: Claudius
  • Grammar warm-up
  • Warm-up Check
  • Rewrite the famous Act III soliloquy from a female perspective
  • Analyze revisions
  • Grammar warm-up
  • Analyze Hamlet's second soliloquy
  • Improvisations for Act III
  • Read and discuss the beginning of Act III
  • Grammar warm-up
  • Personification & apostrophe ex.
  • Writing assignment: How does
  • Shakespeare depict the female        characters in Hamlet?
 pdf of Hamlet
  • Grammar warm-up
  • Impov for Act II, Hamlet
  • Read & discuss Act II
  • Grammar warm-up
  • Graded Class Discussion: Act I
  • Warm-up
  • Finish reading Act I of Hamlet
  • Language Exploration: metaphors and similes
  • Next class, we will have a graded class discussion over Act I. Use your Hamlet characterization chart and your guiding questions to prepare.
  • Warm-up
  • Analyze Hamlets's first soliloquy (1.2.133-164)
  • View and discuss the first two scenes of the Branagh version
  • Warm-up
  • Quiz: Elizabethan theater
  • Improvisation for Act I
  • Read & analyze Act1, scenes 1-2
  • Complete characterization chart for scenes 1 & 2
 9/05  Introduction to Hamlet.  

Counselor presentations
Introduction to the genre of drama

  • Warm-up
  • Collect outlines
  • Work time: college essays due next class--see rubric in homework section
 College Essay Rubric.doc
  • Warm-up
  • Writing conference: essay topics
  • Outlines due at the beginning of next class
  •  Finish resilient tone charts
  • Complete Johns Hopkins Essay Feedback assignment College Essays that Worked
  • The topic for the college essay is     due next class
  • Common App has announced that the 2019–2020 essay prompts will remain the same as the 2018–2019 essay prompts.


    1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, please share your story.

    2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

    3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

    4. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma — anything of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

    5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

    6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

    7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

  • Warm-up
  • Lecture: Discovering Your Voice
  • Continue In 500 Words or Less
 8/15 1. Warm-up
2. Introduction to Ms. Strong
3. Take notes on In 500 Words or Less
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