• William Shakespeare Webquest

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 11/25/2019 7:00:00 AM

    William Shakespeare Webquest

    Name ______________________________________

    Directions: To access the Webquest, use your device or one of my laptops and visit my website through the Durant Homepage. You will view the post labeled: William Shakespeare Webquest. Visit that URL for each section to help you find the answers for that particular set of questions.

    About Shakespeare: Go to this website http://www.biography.com/people/william-shakespeare-9480323#awesm=~oDr04JhcfoPSBH  and answer the following questions.

    1. William Shakespeare was born in what year?
    2. What date do we recognize as his birthday?
    3. What was important about Stratford-upon-Avon in the 16th century?

     

    1. Find the acting companies Shakespeare was associated with in the early days. Name one.
    2. What is the probable year that Romeo and Juliet was written?
    3. What day and year did Shakespeare die? Why is this an interesting date? How old was Shakespeare when he died?

     

    About Marriage: Go to this website http://elizabethan.org/compendium/9.html  and answer the next questions.

    1. What does betrothal mean?

     

    1. Name one marriage and betrothal custom found on this page.

     

    Click on the link for "more wedding customs."

    1. What color should the bride's dress be?

     

    1. How is the intention to marry announced? What happens if it is not announced before the wedding ceremony?

     

    1. Describe the wedding procession.

     

     

    1. What is a dowry?

     

    About The Globe Theatre
    http://www.bardweb.net/globe.html is the link for questions 1 and 2. http://www.wfu.edu/~tedforrl/shakespeare/globe.htm is the link for questions 3 and 4. http://www.shakespeares-globe.org/abouttheglobe/background/rebuildingtheglobe/ is for 5 and 6. https://www.britainexpress.com/History/elizabethan-theatre.htm is the link for 7-9.

    1. Name the three theatres which competed with The Globe.

     

    1. How did the original Globe burn down in 1613?

     

    1. The Globe Theater was rebuilt in 1997, and renamed “Shakespeare’s Globe.” Click on the pictures of “outside” and tell me what you think here.

     

    1. Click on the pictures of “inside” Shakespeare’s Globe and tell me what you think here.

     

    1. During a performance of Henry V, someone refers to the original Globe as a “wooden ____.”
    2. Though the wood and roofing materials are the same in the 1997 Globe, name three things that have changed (they are listed—don’t just guess).

     

    1. What was the general feeling towards plays during this period in time?

     

    1. How many women performed in these plays?
    2. What did the audience do if they did not like the performance?

     

    Shakespeare’s Influence: Use the following website for these questions: http://www.shakespeare-online.com/faq/influencefaq.html

    1. How many words did Shakespeare invent?

     

    1. Give two examples of words or phrases that Shakespeare invented:

     

    1. Name one poet who was influenced by Shakespeare.

    Shakespeare’s Education: Use the following website for questions 1-3: http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/shakespeareeducation.html. Use the following website for questions 4-6 : http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/shakespeareeducation.html.

    1. How did Shakespeare learn to read and write?

     

    1. Shakespeare read works in which two languages? Which one did he read most works in?

     

    1. Why were students taught Latin?

     

    1. Describe the literacy of Shakespeare’s mother. How do you know this?

     

    1. How did Shakespeare first begin learning?

     

    1. Did Shakespeare attend university? Who of his fellow authors at that time attended university? Who did not?
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  • November 11-15

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 11/6/2019 8:00:00 AM

    This week in ELA, we will continue with our reading of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Students will also be viewing clips of the play and comparing text to live performance. Students will take an End of Unit Assessment on Friday, November 15th. 

    Monday: No School for Veteran’s Day

    Tuesday: Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 1-123; Structured Notes 

    Wednesday: Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 123-365; Structured Notes and Comprehension Check on Part 1 of Act 3, Scene 2, Lines 1-365 

    Thursday: Re-reading Act 1, Scene 2 and Act 3, Scene 1 for Text to Film/Live Performance Comparison 

    Friday: End of Unit Assessment covering Comprehension + Text to Live Performance Comparison

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  • August 12th-16th

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 8/8/2019 11:15:00 AM

    This week in ELA, we will continue studying The Vietnam War and will continue reading Inside Out and Back Again

    On Monday, we will complete Quick Writes and read a non-fiction article about The Vietnam War. 

    On Tuesday, we will continue reading in Inside Out and Back Again and complete Quick Writes and Character Charts.

     On Wednesday, we will continue reading in Inside Out and Back Again and will work together to complete a Word Choice Note Catcher. 

    On Thursday, we will complete a Quick Write, continue reading in Inside Out and Back Again, and will continue working on our Word Choice Note Catcher. 

    On Friday, students will have an End of Unit Assessment on NPR Transcript Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue As Saigon Fell, and “Saigon Is Gone” from Inside Out and Back Again.

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  • Email!

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 8/2/2019 3:35:00 PM

    My email address is cbardill@wcpss.net! If you ever have any questions or need any help, I'm available and would love to hear from you! :) 

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  • August 5th-9th

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 8/2/2019 10:30:00 AM

    Welcome to 8th Grade ELA! I am so excited to have you in my class! We will be continuing our reading of Inside Out and Back Again by Thannha Lai.

    On Monday, we will continue our reading, work on Text Dependent Questions as we Think-Pair-Share, and will complete and share our second Quick Write.

    On Tuesday, we will have our first Mid Unit Assessment. *If we are running behind, this is subject to change. Students will be notified of any changes!*

    On Wednesday, we will be taking time to more thoroughly study The Vietnam War, and culture and traditions in Vietnam. We will read a couple of non-fiction articles in our workbooks and will work on Text Dependent Questions through the Think-Pair-Share method.

    On Thursday, we will continue our study of The Vietnam Wars and will continue reading more nonfiction articles. We will complete a Quick Write connecting our non-fiction articles to our reading of Inside Out and Back Again.

    On Friday, we will continue reading Inside Out and Back Again, and will complete an Exit Ticket. 

    If your family has a Netflix account, I highly recommend watching Ken Burns’ Documentary on The Vietnam War. It is informative and entertaining, and will give students extra information to help them be more successful while studying this time period through fiction and non-fiction!

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  • Welcome!

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 8/2/2019 8:25:00 AM

    Welcome! We are soon to wrap up our first week of 8th Grade! If you're interested in watching a Netflix documentary that relates to our Unit of Study this quarter, I would highly recommend watching Ken Burn's The Vietnam War documentary. It is not required, but will definitely help your student learn more about this time period! 

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  • An Interesting Read

    Posted by Caroline Price on 4/10/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Students and parents, click this link for an interesting NPR read from our Omnivore's Dilemma author, Michael Pollan. 

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  • April 8-12

    Posted by Caroline Price on 4/4/2019 7:05:00 AM

    Track 1 is off to a great start with our reading of The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and our study of Author’s Purpose. This week we will delve into reading Chapters 6-9 and complete a graded Exit Ticket (minor) on Monday. On Tuesday, we will read Chapter 10, complete Text Dependent Questions, and study the Industrial Organic Food Chain. On Wednesday, we will be reading Chapters 11-13, and will complete another graded Exit Ticket. On Thursday, we will read Chapter 14, complete text dependent questions, will study flawed arguments, and will study in depth the Local Sustainable Food Chain. On Friday, we will read Chapters 15-16.

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  • Student Led Conferences

    Posted by Caroline Price on 4/4/2019 6:25:00 AM

    Student Led Conferences are Wednesday, April 10th! Sign up with me today! :) 

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  • April 1-5

    Posted by Caroline Price on 4/1/2019 6:40:00 AM

    Welcome back! It is hard to believe that this is our last quarter together before you and your student begin the adventure of HIGH SCHOOL! Let’s make this a great quarter filled with many memories, lots of learning, and ending 8th grade and middle school on a high note! Stay focused on the prize and work hard!

    This week, we will begin our study of Author’s Purpose and will start reading our 4th quarter book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Young Readers Edition) by Michael Pollan. This week, we will read the Introduction and Chapters 1-6, will work on Text Dependent Questions, and will work on Author’s Purpose Graphic Organizers for different Food Chains.

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