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We are going to watch the second half of a popular theater production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on Thursday. It is optional to attend.
This is for fun and will be beneficial as you go into high school with more exposure to Shakespeare's genius.
The invitation is securely posted on Teams.
We will start promptly at 9:00 as the film is 120 minutes long.
Details of the assignment are posted on Teams.
Students are to record themselves reciting a passage of A Midsummer Night's Dream and send it to Mrs. Bucklew. The assignment is worth 14 READING POINTS! If students are unable to participate, for any reason, it will not apply to their grade. In other words, this can help students raise their grades significantly, if done well.
See the attached Passage Recital assignment directions and rubric and the passages from which students may choose.
The Daily Writing Assignment is to be completed and submitted on Teams.
Write for 10 minutes daily, five days a week. You get to choose the topic(s) when you write; however, focus on whatever you find interesting so that you may write for an extended period of time. Write the date above each new daily entry. These will be submitted on alternating Fridays for credit.
Write for 10 minutes daily, five days a week. You get to choose the topic(s) when you write; however, focus on whatever you find interesting so that you may write for an extended period of time. Write the date above each new daily entry. These will be submitted on alternating Fridays on Teams for credit.
Respond to any attached prompts related to our study of A Midsummer Night's Dream. They will be uploaded to your Language Arts Microsoft Team.
More writing "seeds" to consider as you complete your daily writing responses:
Watch A Midsummer Night's Dream from Act 3 (59:41), when Puck says, "What hempen homespuns have we swagg’ring here, so near the cradle of the Fairy Queen?" to Act 3, Scene 2 (1:15:09) when Demetrius says, “Look, where thy love comes; yonder is thy dear” before Hermia enters the scene.
The YouTube production, "Midsummer Night's Dream" by the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts, of this section starts at 59:41 and ends at 1:15:09: https://youtu.be/sPNtuxDi_CI
Reading/Viewing Guiding Questions
As you read, look for answers to the following questions: (You do not need to write down the answers. But be prepared to join me on Zoom on Thursday knowing the answers.)
Time spent viewing this portion of the play may be applied toward a day of the Reading Record for the week. Record is on the reading log.
Language Arts (Optional) Zoom: 05/07, Thurs., 9:00 am
The Zoom invitation is securely posted on Microsoft Teams under Assignments.
Students will review the section of A Midsummer Night's Dream that was assigned this week. Answers to the suggested guiding questions will be given.
Also, students will be taught verse, prose, and iambic pentameter.