Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hamlet Act 5 Period 4

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Hamlet Act 5 Period 1

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Monday, December 7, 2015

12/7 Scribe

Today in 4th hour we read Act 5.1 and got about half way through Act 5.2, which we will finish on Wednesday before the fishbowl.  

For Wednesday:Fishbowl on Act 5
  1. Reading Act 5:1-2
    1. Questions
      1. What is the purpose of the gravedigger scene?
      2. What is Shakespeare saying about death?
      3. What are Hamlet’s feelings about death? about life?
      4. Denmark’s feelings about Ophelia? About Hamlet?
      5. Who is Yorick?
      6. Why does Shakespeare pair sad themes told with humor?
      7. Ophelia’s burial
        1. Feelings of Queen, King, Laertes, and Hamlet
      8. Hamlet v. Laertes in the battle over Ophelia. Why was it so late?
      9. Hamlet’s story of his trip
      10. Hamlet: genius or madness
        1. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Fishbowl on Wednesday
Last six weeks self evaluation due Friday
Second Semester planning Wednesday/Friday

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Scribe 12/4/15 Period 4

Today in class we held the fishbowl for act 4. Also, we talked about ideas and books to read for second semester. A list compiled by first period is: Frankenstein, Dracula, Portrait of Dorian Grey, The Importance of Being Earnest, Satire, Brave New World, 1984, and Lord of the Rings.

Homework for Monday is to think of possible additions to this book list and other ideas for second semester. Books must be at college reading level.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Hamlet Act 4 Period 4

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Hamlet Act 4 Period 1

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

 Today in Period 4 of Mrs. Smith's English Lit. We started by writing down important dates in our assignment notebooks. Like the test over act 3 and 4 is Friday. Also that we will start and finish act 5 by next Friday Dec. 11 to start preparing for finals. To note that we will need computers on the 11th, 14th, and 17th for finals preparations.
Mrs Smith continued class by talk about act 4 scene 5-7 and wrote down the questions from the board.
  • What has happened to Ophelia? Why?
  • Ophelia and Hamlet? Connections and comparisons?
  • Laertes and Hamlet? Comparisons?
  • Why have they not told Laertes the true story?
  • Laertes revenge
  • Claudius uses Laertes: better for whom? How does he convince him to kill Hamlet?
  • Laertes reaction to Ophelia
  • Sailor’s message to Horatio
  • Ophelia’s demise
  • King and Laertes’ new plan

We began read act 4. As we read on we discussed about what Ophelia is singing as she talks to the king and queen.
“OPHELIA(sings) How can you tell the difference 
 Between your true lover and some other? 
Your true one wears a pilgrim’s hat 
 And a pilgrim’s sandals and staff.”(line 22-25 Act 4 Scene 5, Shakespeare)
She talks about her feeling of love is confusing because of what is happening with Hamlet and her.
“He is dead and gone, lady, 
He is dead and gone, 
At his head a grass-green turf,  
At his heels a stone.”(line 27-30 Act 4 Scene 5, Shakespeare)
The second song she is talking about her father’s death.
“Tomorrow is Saint Valentine’s day, 
 All in the morning betime, 
And I a maid at your window,  
To be your Valentine. 
Then up he rose, and donned his clothes,  
And dupped the chamber door. 
Let in the maid that out a maid  
Never departed more”(line 47-54 Act 4 scene 5, Shakespeare) The third song she is talking about being Hamlet’s Valentine and having sex with him and that is what she is telling the queen that she has slept with Hamlet already.
Continuing we read on and talk about how Claudius has blamed everyone else for the misfortunes that have happened and not himself. He blames Gertrude, Ophelia, Hamlet, but not himself. He also foreshadows Laertes’ arrival because he comes in secret. The messenger tells the king that Laertes  has come back and that he has an “army” of people wanting him to be the king. The King talks to Laertes and convinces him to take revenge on Hamlet. Claudius tell Laertes to work with him. We read on to find out that Hamlet has been kidnapped by pirates but they are letting him go. He sends the same letter to the king but words it differently. The King in scene 7 talks with Laertes about how Hamlet is after him and that Hamlet is jealous of Laertes’ fencing skills and that they plan to kill Hamlet during a match in a church.
We talk about how Laertes and the king plan to poison Hamlet with the sword and drink. The sword is plan a and the the drink is plan b if the sword doesn't kill Hamlet. Reading on near the end of scene 7 Ophelia drowned and Mrs Smith discusses that with the way she acted in scene 5-7 was her death really an accident. We filled out a chart to compare Hamlet , Ophelia, and Laertes. Hamlet:sucidal, depressed, acts crazy and wants revenge. Ophelia: suicidal, crazy, and depressed. Laertes: Angry because father's death, revengeful because he wanted to bury his father, revenge: death of his father and the way Ophelia has acted.
We ended the class by watching the Branaugh version of Ophelia’s actions. That was what we did in Mrs Smith’s English Lit.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

               Today Mrs Smith began class by asking the students to take out their assignment notebook. She said the homework is to review your notes for acts 3 and 4 of Hamlet over Thanksgiving Break.

                Next Mrs Smith continued class by showing a scene of the more traditional movie of Hamlet directed by Branagh. She showed the scene in Act 3 Scene 4 where Hamlet goes to Queen Gertrude's chamber, accidentally kills Polonius, and gets angry at his mother. After we watched the scene, Mrs Smith asked the class what we noticed about the scene and we concluded that:
-Hamlet was very aggressive
-Hamlet doesn't pay attention to his father's orders of leaving his mother alone by insulting her about her marriage with Claudius. 
-Asks his mother to not sleep with Claudius and to not tell Claudius that Hamlet is faking his madness.
-Hamlet thinks his friends are snakes and can't be trusted
- Hamlet does and doesn't regret killing Polonius. Hamlet doesn't regret killing him because he calls Polonius a fool and says he deserves because of his actions. Hamlet does regret killing him because he regrets the consequences of the action with his beliefs.

             Then Mrs. Smith played the scene of Act 3 Scene 4 of Hamlet from the Zeffirelli movie version. Before playing the scene, Mrs Smith explained that the director takes the incest aspect of the movie full force with something called oedipus complex. After watching the scene Mrs. Smith asked the class what we noticed and we concluded that:
-Hamlet is a lot more physical and rough in this version.
-The director creates a weird interpretation between the mother and the son as Hamlet kissed Queen Gertrude. 
-King Hamlet's ghost appears right as the kiss happens, which emphasizes how wrong the action was.

Then Mrs Smith continued class by assigning roles of characters before we began reading Act 4 Scene 1. She asked us to take out our notes and write down these questions to look for while we were reading:

  • Does the queen keep her promise?
  • Hamlet’s treatment of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?
  • Denmark’s feelings regarding Hamlet
  • Is Hamlet aware of the King’s plan? How has the King’s plan changed since Act 3?
  • Comparison of Hamlet and Fortinbras? Man of action v. inaction?
  • What role does madness or genius play in action v. inaction?
  • Role of Honor?

As we were reading Act 4 we discussed:

Scene 1:
    • "O, come away! My soul is full of discord and dismay." p. 189. -  Queen Getrude doesn't keep her promise as she leaves with King Claudius as he says he is confused and in despair.
    • "The sun no sooner shall the mountains touch but we will ship him hence; and this vile deed we must with all our majesty and skill both countenance and excuse." p. 189 - King Claudius states that they will ship Hamlet off to England so that Hamlet doesn't get in trouble for killing Polonius, but really King Claudius is worried about getting caught for his murder.
Scene 2:
    • "Ay, sir, that soaks up the King's countenance, his rewards, his authorities." p. 191 - Hamlet states to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that he isn't afraid to call them out for spying on him for Claudius. 
Scene 3:
    • "How dangerous is it that this man goes loose! Yet must not we put the strong law on him. He's loved of the distracted multitude, who like not in their judgement, but their eyes." p. 193 - King Claudius explains that they can't punish Hamlet harshly for his murder because the citizens love Hamlet because he has the appearance of a true Dane. He states that they won't care about his offense no matter what he commits.
    • "A man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm." p. 195 - Hamlet is explaining to king Claudius that everyone including royalty are buried in the ground in dirt. Worms eat dirt so what Hamlet is saying is that a man can fish with a worm that has eaten a king buried in the ground and then eat the fish he catches with that worm. He is trying to say that we are all at the same level through death.
    • "Which we do tender, as we dearly grieve for that which thou hast done must send thee hence with fiery quickness. Therefore prepare thyself. The bark is ready, and the wind at help, th' associates tend, and everything is bent for England." p.197 -  King Claudius explains to Hamlet that the reason why he is going to England is for Hamlet's safety. Once again Claudius is trying to hide his own act of murder.
    • "And England, if my love though hold'st at aught - as my great power thereof may give thee sense, since yet thy cicatrice looks raw and red after the Danish sword, and thy free awe pays homage to us, thou mayst not coldly set our sovereign process, which imports at full by letters congruting to that effect, the present death of Hamlet." p. 199 - King Claudius says to himself that since Denmark and England are allies, England should follow King Claudius's request to kill Hamlet.
Scene 4:
    • "Two thousand souls and twenty thousand ducats will not debate the question of this straw. This is th' impostume of much wealth and peace, that inward breaks and shows no cause without why the man dies" p. 201 - Hamlet is astonished as he thinks about how people act violently for so little to gain. 
    • "Sith I have cause and will and strenth and means to do't. Examples gross as earth exhort me. Rightly to be great is not to stir without great argument, but greatly to find quarrel in a straw when honor's at the stake." p. 203 - Hamlet believes that he has a great deal to gain by getting revenge on Claudius, but he is disgusted with himself for failing to do anything about it. 
We finished reading for the day at the end of scene 4. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hamlet Act 3 Fishbowl Period 4

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Hamlet Act 3 Fishbowl Period 1

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2013

Nothing much happened today:
  • We had a sub
  • Work day
    • Practiced reader’s theater 
    • annotated script 
    • roles identified
    • stage directions
    • costumes
    • script
    • setting props
    • rehearse
HW: BE READY for Reader’s Theater presentations Monday, November 16: script, props, costumes, etc.
Also Answer 4 question on the purple packet about act 3

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Scribe 11-4-15

Today, we did a fishbowl on Act 2. A few of the questions were:

How is Hamlet (if) he kills Claudis? Why doesn't Hamlet tell everyone that his father was murdered? Does Claudis and Hamlet's mother care for Hamlet or no? How can Denmark be less of a prison?

The Homework is to get the Reader's Theater Performance: script and reading for the act on Friday. (Make sure to read the no fear Shakespeare or today's version of Hamlet for Friday.) And all redos are due on Friday

Hamlet Act 2 Period 4 Fishbowl

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Hamlet Act 2 Period 1 Fishbowl

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Scribe 11/2/2015

We started class today looking over our act II notes for a few minutes before taking the quiz. We got into groups of 3-4 people to take the quiz over act II. Smith reminded us to show her notes from this week in class to get participation points.

 After the quiz we looked at guidelines for the readers' theatre assignment for act 3. For this assignment, we got into groups and picked a scene from act 3. Each group will be responsible for performing their scene for the class, complete with props, scripts, and acting. Speaking parts were chosen within each group. We will have time to practice the scenes in class, but should be ready to perform by next Friday, November 13. Smith passed out a purple packet with guidelines and a purple rubric for this performance, noting that it is for a big grade (almost like an essay). The winning group gets a treat from Smith!

After going over the readers' theater guidelines, we watched more of the movie for act II, and laughed a little bit at Hamlet's crazy eyes and silly acting.

Homework is to print a script for class over the scene your group selected and read the modern version of all of act III.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Scribe Friday October 30th, 2015

                   Today Mrs. Smith began class by asking the students to take out their assignment notebooks. She stated that the homework was to review your notes over Act 2 of Hamlet because there will be a quiz over that section on Monday November 2, 2015 and also to prepare for your role in the fishbowl for Wednesday November 4, 2015.
                    After that, Mrs. Smith asked the class to take out their Hamlet books and notes. She told the class to start a new page in our notes titled "Hamlet's Monologue" where we had room to take notes on the meaning of his phrases. She had us make these subpoints under his monologue: Why does Hamlet admire the child actor, Hamlet's feelings about himself, Hamlet's plan, and Hamlet's feelings toward the ghost.
Then we put the notes aside. Next, Mrs. Smith turned on Gibson's version of Hamlet and played movie clips of the scene where Ophelia discusses to her father about her terrifying encounter with Hamlet when he sighs to her. After we finished watching the scenes, Mrs Smith asked us what we noticed that was different in the movie than in the book. We concluded that:

  • in the movie Polonius witnesses the encounter between Hamlet and Ophelia. Ophelia never revealed the situation to Polonius. In the book, Ophelia explains the encounter between Hamlet and her.
  • Polonius didn't even react to the encounter. We felt that a father would probably step in during that situation.
  • We noticed that Ophelia was first excited to see Hamlet, but then became frightened. The book never explained how she first reacted to him.
                   Next we began to read on p. 99 on line 309 as a class with Michael acting as Rosencrantz, Emmy acting as Hamlet, and Andrew acting as Guildenstern.

While reading we discussed:

-First we stopped on p. 99 and discussed lines 311-315. We concluded that in these lines, Hamlet means that man is complicated. Hamlet states that not even women excite him which showed how depressed he is.

-Next we stopped on p. 103 on line 360. This was where we were introduced to the child actors that perform great plays. We discussed that the child actors are popular because they write plays with terrible things about people who they don't like. This causes everyone to be very kind and nice to the actors so that the actors don't write plays about the people.

- Then we stopped on p. 103 on line 368. We talked about how King Claudius is suddenly being idolized. King Claudius was criticized by some people when he first became king, but now he is being idolized and compared to the child actors. We also compared this to the world and how some people become bandwagons and like what is popular.

-Next we stopped on p. 103 on line 385. This is an extremely important part of the book because Hamlet reveals to the audience that he is still faking his madness. He is being a madman most of the time, but hasn't turned into one.

- Then we stopped on p. 105 and analyzed the lines 402-408. We realize that once again Polonius is trying to act like a "know it all" as he discusses plays. Hamlet responds to Polonius by referring to him as Jephthah. We learn that Jephthah is a biblical figure who sacrifices his daughter for his benefit. We then recognized the significance of Hamlet calling Polonius Jephthah as Polonius uses his daughter as well for his the benefit of his reputation.

- We stopped on p. 109 during Hamlet's encounter with Polonius and the First Player (child actor). Hamlet tells them about a good play involving a greek son named Pyrrhus. In this play, Pyrrhus killed a king, called King Priam, to revenge the death of his father during the Trojan War. We realized that the reason why Hamlet was attracted to that play was because he wants to revenge the death of his father.

- Then we stopped on p. 111. Here the first player is reading the play of Pyrrhus. The first player emotionally acts the role of the King's wife as the King gets killed. We find out here that Hamlet really admires the child actor because the actor can make himself feel what he is acting and also make the audience feel the same way.

- Next we stopped on page 113 because Hamlet reveals part of his plan on this page. Here we learned that Hamlet had planned for a play called "The Murder of Gonzago" to be performed the next day. The play is about a King who is murdered by his cousin and then the cousin marries the queen (this sounds familiar). Hamlet also asks the First Player to add in about 15 lines into the play that Hamlet comes up with.

                    Then Mrs. Smith asked us to take out the notes page for Hamlet's monologue because that was the last part we were going to learn. After the monologue, on page 115, we concluded:

  • Why Hamlet admires the child actor? - He admires the actor because the actor can make                                                                            himself feel what he is acting and can also make the                                                                      audience feel the same way.
  • Hamlet's feelings toward himself? - He feels very depressed and sometimes can't feel sad                                                                     when he feels like he should be. He feels like an idiot                                                                   because he feels like he keeps on failing.
  • Hamlet's plan? - His plan is to observe Claudius during the play so that he knows if Claudius                                is guilty by his reaction to the play.
  • Hamlet's feelings toward the ghost? - Hamlet feels that the ghost could possibly be a demon                                                                    tempting him to sin.
                     We had completed the reading after discussing Hamlet's monologue. Then Mrs. Smith played the same Ophelia scene as the beginning of class, but of the Branagh version. We noticed that in this version Ophelia is the one who explains her encounter with Hamlet to Polonius. This concluded class.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Scribe Wednesday October 28th, 2015

          Today we did a progress check and reflection of the last 6 weeks and graphed our progress. We made sure to reference the rubrics given to provide an accurate assessment. You can see Smith for your graphing sheet and then start on a new piece of paper including the following information :




1. How's it going? How's life? How's school?
2. What is one thing that is going well? What is one thing that is challenging you? Tell me about it.
3. How can I help?

After finishing that, we continued reading in Act II. There will be a group quiz on Friday over the act and we will finish reading it in class.
             We discussed the following questions within the parts we read today:

    • What were the roles of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern ?
    • Hamlet’s suspicions of his friends?
We explored how Hamlet knows that his "friends" were sent by the king and queen and why. And again Hamlet expresses his depression and lack of enthusiasm for life.

HW: ~Make sure to also read the modern version at this link: Act 2. 1-2
~We will have a fish bowl on Monday of next week so presenters need to create a syllabus including questions for Act II to share with Smith.
~* If you are unsure if you are presenting or discussing make sure to check the list stapled to the front of the room that shows who is presenting when.

Wednesday, October 28 (PLC) day

To start class we began with updating the 6 week grading period reflection graphs.  A four by four table was made and we reflected on how the last 6 weeks have gone in terms of writing, speaking, and reading comprehension.  We stapled the new evaluation onto the old evaluation and turned them in.

We then discussed the figurative idea of Denmark as a prison, and how it is important to understand when analyzing hamlet's actions.

We proceeded to read act 2 scene 2 in class from lines 241 to lines 310.  There will be a quiz on act 2 this upcoming friday the 30th.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Scribe 8/21

Question for the unit: Who are we? Men of inaction or action? Revenge or compassion?

Today was the quiz over the first Act in Hamlet. That included the first five scenes.
Important things to remember from each scene:

Scene 1:
  • Scene 1 takes place in Elsinore castle in Denmark
  • Horatio and Marcellus are trying to figure out why the dead king's ghost is appearing.
  • Something is amiss in Denmark
  • Pay attention to father son relationships. (Hamlet and King, and Laertes and Polonius)
Scene 2:
  • Hamlet contemplates suicide, but God will not allow it
  • Hamlet despises Claudius and views his mother as weak.
  • Polonius has a large ego and tries to keep his children from tarnishing his reputation
Scene 3:
  • Laertes tells Ophelia not to fall in love with Ophelia
  • Polonius talks to Laertes about how to act honorably
Scene 4:
  • Claudius is spending a lot of time partying
  • Hamlet follows his father's ghost after being asked not to by Horatio
Scene 5:
  • Hamlet learns his father was killed by Claudius.
  • He swears to avenge his father
  • Hamlet tells Horatio and Marcellus of his father's death and makes them swear upon his sword they won't tell anybody
There will be a fishbowl on Friday, so presenters need to come to class with a syllabus for how the discussion will be run. Everybody else will need to prepare for the fishbowl!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hamlet Act 1 Period 4

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Hamlet Act 1 Period 1

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Scribe English Literature Pd. 4 8/14

Class was shortened because of the PSAT. School started at 11:15. Make sure parent teacher conference letter is turned in, a lot where missing. Revised college essays were graded and handed back. In class we read Hamlet act 1. We started on page 31 (act 1, scene 2) and ended on page 46 (act 1, scene 3). No homework, except for fishbowl act 1 group. They need to be ready by friday, syllabus needs to be shared with Smith, and the critical review needs to be printed out. Eli and Felipe are missing books.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday 10/14/2015

Scribe: Tylerann Cairns

Turn in Parent Teacher Conference Homework
Read Hamlet and act out finishing Act 1
People who have not done it are written on the board
Talk through Act one
Get College Essays back
Prepare for first fishbowl over Act one
Shortened class

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015

October 12, 2015


  • Review Hamlet reading
  • Quiz next Wednesday 
  • Prepare for fishbowl act 1 Wednesday/ Friday next week

In class today:

  • We talked about the parent teacher conference letter
  • Assess your growth in learning so far this semester:
    • Address where you were at the beginning of the semester and where you are now in relation to the following areas: initial goal( one to one conference), Student Learning Objectives: reading comprehension, argumentative writing, speaking (collaborative and verbal). Make sure to identify goal from beginning of the semester.
    • Where do you want to be by the end of the semester in reference to your goal and our Student Learning Objectives of reading, writing and speaking?
    • How are you going to get there?
    • What help can I provide to help you achieve your goals?
    • Anything else you want your parents and I to talk about? Anything you want your parents to know about class?
    • Write a message to your parents: can be about anything- It’s nice to thank them

    Create a new folder called Parent Teacher conference; put in your shared folder; Share a copy in your Google Docs folder; Google Doc titled with your name; email parents a copy- inform them that this will be used at parent teacher conferences rather than discussing grades.  

  • Read act 1 scene 1, and part of scene 2. Connecting them to our essential question for the book
    • Essential Question:
      • Who are we? Men of action or inaction?  Revenge or compassion?

Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015

  • There was no work due, but we must keep working on our Final College Essay.

  • Finalize college essay: must meet with Mrs. Smith before submitting, sign up if you haven’t already.
  • Final College essay due Friday; rubric college essay
  • Obtain a copy of Hamlet by Friday (If you have trouble understanding Shakespeare get yourself No Fear Shakespeare: Hamlet.)

In class Mrs. Smith told us to finish up our in class essays, put them into a folder titled (first name last name) and share them with After sharing we then had to print them out and turn them into her.
The printed out copies must have been turned in with a rubric stapled on the front and your outline on the back.
If we had failed to finish in time, we were given till the end of the day.

October 5 2015

In class, we finished writing our in class essays.
~Create a folder titled (first name last name) and share it with Drag your essay into it and also print out a copy.
~Staple the essay to the rubric she gave the class. Also a attach your outline to the back. The rubric is also attached to the website.
~We didn't get to checking in books or the graph but be prepared to finish on Wednesday.

For Homework:
~ Finalize your collage essay and make sure you meet with Smith if you haven't!
~ Final collage essay is due on Friday with the rubric attached to the website.
~Also bring a copy of Hamlet for Friday

October 5, 2015

October 5, 2015

In class:

  • Write final essay-print off rubric
  • Check in Life Of Pi books
  • Graph: essay, discussion,annotation
Essay Topics:

    • Mamaji said “ This is a story that will make you believe in God.”
      • Do you agree or disagree? why or why not?
    • Life of Pi: Is this a book of barbarism or belief? Is this a book of faith or fear? What helps us survive?
    • Which story do you prefer? Pi’s story or other version?
    • How does Life of Pi answer the question of who are we?
    • Write your own Pi story
      • Fantasy v. reality
      • must have fantastical elements
      • model after Pi
    • Free choice: approved by Smith

  • Homework:
  • Finalize college essay: must meet with Mrs.Smith before submitting final-essay
  • Final College essay due Friday; rubric for college essay
  • Copy of Hamlet

  • For more informations go to Mrs. Smith's website

Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday, October 2

October 2, 2015

In Class
-Bring in Outline Essay for Life of Pi to use for in class 
-Begin typing In-Class Essays in class on Friday and Monday as well.
-For the rest of the class time work on "Life of Pi" Essay 
Topics of Pi essays were:

    • Mamaji said “ This is a story that will make you believe in God.”
      • Do you agree or disagree? why or why not?
    • Life of Pi: Is this a book of barbarism or belief? Is this a book of hope or fear? What helps us survive?
    • Which story do you prefer? Pi’s story or other version?
    • How does Life of Pi answer the question of who are we?
    • Write your own Pi story
      • Fantasy v. reality
      • must have fantastical elements
      • model after Pi
    • Free choice: approved by Smith


  • Final College Essay due Next Friday (October 10, 2015), and make sure to talk to Mrs. Smith about your essay before turning it in 
    • College essays can be turned in ahead of time.
  • Pi Essay due at the end of class Monday (October 5, 2015) at the of the class period.
    • Bring in printed Outline Essay for Monday as well 
  • Remember to bring you laptops for Monday.
  • For any additional information go on Mrs. Smith's webpage