Today we began work on Shakespeare's MacBeth. Students researched some of the background information for the play and then we had a brief discussion about characters and tragedies vs. comedies. We began watching the 2010 version of MacBeth staring Patrick Stewart. We stopped along the way to discuss and take notes. We will be taking a test next week on MacBeth and Much Ado About Nothing.
With outlines finished, as a class we wrote the first page of the papers. We constructed the papers using our outlines to write sentence by sentence for the introductions. We then began an overview/review of how to complete MLA citations in a research paper. Students will meet with me tomorrow to check in outlines, bibliography check, and do a final notecard count.