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Daily Agenda

 Monday 29 April 2019
Journal Prompt #1:
1) Describe a place that feels like home. What is it about this place that feels like home? Think about the location, the time of day, and who is with you. Have you felt “at home” anywhere else? What do those places have in common?
 
OR
 
2) What’s your favorite childhood memory? Like describing a place that feels like home, this is bringing us to a happy place and a happy time. Think of where you are, who you are with, and what you are doing. What makes this memory your favorite? 
 
View and take notes on General Othello's speech, as performed by James Earl Jones at the White House.  In addition to whatever strikes you, consider what we learn about Othello's childhood from this speech.
 Tuesday 30 April 2019 
 Who is Othello?  What is the play named after him all about?
 
Viewing Video SparkNotes on Othello, reviewing overall play synopsis.
 
Wednesday 1/Thursday 2 May 2019 
Aim: What is dehumanization?  How is it used?  To what effect does Iago employ it in the first scene of Othello? 
Introducing 
Viewing Act 1 scene 1 of Othello 
Answering questions 1-7 of the Othello study guide 
 
Friday 3 May 2019
Finish/Review Act 1 scene 1 of Othello
Answering relevant questions from the Othello study guide 
 
Monday 6 May 2019 
Viewing Act 1, scene 2 of Othello
Answering relevant questions from the Othello study guide
 
Tuesday 7 May 2019
Aim: How does Othello's explanation of his life/ response to Brabantio's accusations confirm/ challenge his characterization?
Viewing Act 1 scene 3 of Othello up until Desdemona's entrance, answering pertinent study guide questions. (through #45)
 
Wednesday 8 May 2019
Aim: How does Othello resolve the domestic issue at the beginning of the play?
Viewing the portion of Act 1 scene 3 up until Roderigo and Iago are alone on stage, answering pertinent Othello  study guide questions. (through #59)
 
Thursday 9 May 2019
Aim: How does Iago's view of human nature inform his character's villainy?
Viewing the portion of Act 1 scene 3 between Roderigo and Iago, answering pertinent Othello  study guide questions. (through #65)
 
Friday 10 May 2019 
 Aim: What are Iago's intentions for the remaining four acts of Othello?
 Viewing the remainder of Act 1, answering pertinent Othello  study guide questions. (through #69)

Othello Handouts/Resources

Research Paper Checklist

English 12R Research Paper Checklist/Guidelines
 
  • Twelve (12) body paragraphs
  •             -Primary and secondary source in each
  •             -Thoughtful development of ideas 
  • Introductory Paragraph
  • Conclusion Paragraph
  • Thoughtful/Original/Purposeful Title
  • MLA Heading

Due, submitted directly to turnitin.com, by the 18 April 2019 at 11:59pm.  Work submitted before the end of April will be graded without incurring any lateness penalties.  Work submitted on May 1 will incur a -10 lateness penality.  May 2 (-15), May 3 (-20), May 6 (-25), etc.

 

Research Paper Documents

English 12R Downloads

Turnitin.com Information

Period 1
Class ID:  18993965
Enrollment Key:  Biff
 
Period 5
Class ID:  18994200
Enrollment Key:  Willy

Midterm Writing Portfolio and Text Rendering Protocol Computer Lab Access

Computer Lab Access has been secured for workshopping on text rendering and midterm portfolio building.  Please see the information below for when and where to go to the computer labs.
 
Thursday 3 January 2019
Period 1: Computer Lab 149
Period 5: Computer Lab 2/3 
 
Tuesday 8 January 2019
Period 1: Computer Lab 149
Period 5: Computer Lab 149 
 
Thursday 10 January 2019
Period 5: Computer Lab 6 
 
Friday 11 January 2019 
Period 5: Computer Lab 6
 
Tuesday 15 January 2019
Period 1: Computer Lab 6
Period 5: Computer Lab 6 
 
Wednesday 16 January 2019 
Period 1: Computer Lab 6 
Period 5: Computer Lab 6
 
Thursday 17 January 2019
Period 1: Computer Lab 6
Period 5: Computer Lab 6 
 
Friday 18 January 2019 
Period 1: Computer Lab 6 
Period 5: Computer Lab 6
 
 
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By Phone:  (631) 912-2100
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