Genre Studies


In Class:


 4/1 & 4/2 Please join me for a link for zoom session for March 31 & April 1
All you need to do is click on the link during your scheduled time
and you will join the meeting.
If you would like more information about Zoom, check out
this tutorial for Zoom tutorial

We will use the school's schedule for our zoom session:

Block 1 will meet on Tuesdays from 8:30-9:10

Block 8 will meet on Wednesdays from 11:10-11:40
 03/19 Well, it looks like we will be out of the school building until April 17. The good news is that your work for your novel groups goes through April 17.
I will continue to post the attendance paragraph. A few groups will finish before April 17. For the groups who have finished all of the novel group work, your attendance paragraph can be about something else you read that day.  Here is a link to The New York library's best of the web. NYLibrary Best of the web Read something from the site and write a five-seven sentence summary paragraph.

Also, here is a link to a scholarship opportunity scholarship opportunity
 3/13 All assignments will be submitted to
If you did not attend class on Friday, log into and join the class.
The class codes are below:
Block 1:
Class ID:24216298 
password: block1 (no caps, no spaces)

Block 8:
Class ID: 24216753
password: block8 (no caps, no spaces)
The attendance paragraph is due by 3:10 for every day you have class.
For this assignment,
write a 5-7 sentence paragraph about the work you did that day for your novel group.
If you have additional assignments due that day (a journal, an essay, or a discussion) upload it to
For discussions, you will submit the work you did to prepare for the discussion. For example, if you are the discussion director, you will submit your questions. If you are a literary luminary, you will submit your passages and why you chose them.
 3/4-4/17 From March 2-April 17, students will work in novel groups. Each group has their own schedule of due dates, so you will need to look at the individual calendars to determine what is due.  Novel Groups for English 12.doc
  • Warm-up
  • Present Hamlet projects
  • Choose novel groups
  • Warm-up
  • Work time: Hamlet projects due on Monday
  • Warm-up
  • Review example of storyboard 
  • Work time: storyboard due at the end of the block
 Evaluation Rubric for Hamlet video.docx
  • Warm-up
  • Lecture: juxtaposition & comic relief
  • Read & analyze Hamlet 5.1. 
  • Warm-up
  • Read and discuss Act IV
  • Warm-up
  • Writing assignment: rewrite             Hamlet's famous soliloquy from a   female perspective
  • Finish Act III
  • Warm-up
  • Graded discussion: Hamlet Act II
  • Improv scenes from Act III
  • Read 3.1.
  • Warm-up
  • Lecture: personification & apostrophe
  • Personification & apostrophe ex.
  • Writing Assignment: Write a short essay on how Shakespeare depicts the female characters in the play. You need three direct quotes for your evidence.
  • Warm-up
  • Improv.
  • Read Act II of Hamlet
  • Write a paragraph about how Shakespeare depicts the female characters in this play. You need three direct quotes to support your claim.
  • Warm-up
  • Metaphor & Simile ex.
  • Finish Act I of Hamlet
  • Act I Quiz
  • Warm-up
  • Soliloquy analysis
  • Read & analyze Act I of Hamlet
  • Warm-up
  • Quiz: Elizabethan Theater
  • Improv. Act I
  • Read and analyze 1.1-1.2 of Hamlet
  • Grammar warm-up
  • Lecture: Intro to drama and Hamlet
  • In Search of Shakespeare
Review your notes for the quiz.

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