As it has been a while since we read Act I before spring break, we worked on a review of each scene in this act of Romeo and Juliet. The review also asked students to choose a key quote from each scene, which gave us an opportunity to discuss direct citation of quotes from Shakespeare (and review Roman numerals). Then we finished watching Act I of the film.
SECOND SEMESTER, 2014–15
This class is an opportunity for students to develop and practice their skills in reading and analysis of literature as well as writing. Our various texts will be the vehicles through which they will hone their critical thinking abilities, and our writing exercises will be an outlet of expression for these abilities. We will be reading poetry, short fiction, novels, and dramatic texts. Our objectives are to master the elements of literature, practice the writing process, and improve organization of writing.