Macbeth

Act one

Scene 1: Three witches talk together about the future where a battle will be fought and what will happen after and where they will meet after the battle.

Scene 2: King Duncan is told by a sergeant and one of his thanes that the battle was won and that Macbeth was very brave and extreme warrior who helped win the battle. So after they won he told his men to execute the Thane of Cawdor and give the title to Macbeth.

Scene 3: The witches appear and tell Macbeth and Banquo their future. For Macbeth the first sign that he will be named the Thane of Cawdor comes true and now he waits for the sign to become king to come true.

Scene 4: Macbeth and Banquo are praised by the King and he names his eldest child Malcom as his successor. However, Macbeth is unhappy as he wants to be king and Banquo is jealous of the Kings love of Macbeth over him.

Scene 5: Macbeth’s wife went insane and is getting Macbeth to kill the king so she will be the Queen.

Scene 6: The king and Banquo arrive at Macbeth’s castle and Duncan praises Macbeth once more and meets his wife.

Scene 7: Macbeth has second thoughts about murdering the King but his Wife convinces him to continue the plan. They plan to get the two guards guarding the king drunk, then stab the king in his sleep.

Act two

Scene 1: In this scene Macbeth reflects on what he is about to do after talking to Banquo and his thoughts. He then goes to murder the King.

Scene 2: Macbeth kills the King and his son but he regrets his actions as he is slowly drifting into madness. Macbeths wife goes to plant the knifes on the servants dead bodies to make them look as the murderers but she too also regrets her actions and is drifting into madness.

Scene 3: Everyone has discovered that the king has been murdered. The two sons of the king are scared and have decided to run away and hide from the murderer.

Scene 4: Ross talks to an old man about recent events and after the murder crazy events occurred. Macbeth is going to become the new king and people believe Duncans sons committed the murder. Ross is going to the coronation while Macduff is leaving.

Act three

Scene one: Macbeth has truly become evil and is sending a group of assassins to kill his friends Banquo and his son Fleace as he is afraid they will take over.

Scene two: Macbeth and his wife are regretting their actions and are scared of the consequences and what will happen next. With Macbeth saying they have only wounded the snake and not killed it and they should be scared.

Scene three: The murderers go and kill Banquo aided by a third man. However, Fleance escapes but Banquo is killed while the third murderer kills the other two.

Scene four: Macbeth is told by the murderer of what has happened and he eats a feast with his vassals. However, he is plagued by visions of a ghost and after the vassals leave he plans to continue killing people so he no longer worries after hearing Macduff refused to come to the feast.

Scene five: Macbeth meets the three witches once more creating a concoction. He asks them to show him his future and what to fear, they show he should be scared of Macduff and continue murdering, to beware a child born in a C-section, and a forest moving towards his kingdom which he does not understand. He also sees Banquos entire lineage of kings.

Scene six: Some guards are talking about how Macbeth may have killed the old king before. They also talk to Macbeth and tell him that Macduff has gone to england and he is making a army to attack Macbeth. Macbeth is unhappy and he is going to kill Macduffs wife and children.

Act 4

Scene one: Nothing

Scene two: The wife of Macduff was unhappy that her husband left her all alone in scotland and thinks he is a coward. Murderers come however, and kill lady Macduff and her son.

Scene three: Macduff sees Malcolm in England and has his faith and loyalty tested by him. Ross then comes and tells Macduff that his family is dead and Macduff swears to kill Macbeth with the army given to them by England.

Act five

Scene 1: Macbeth left to raise his army. A doctor comes to see what is wrong with Lady Macbeth as every night she sleepwalks. He learns that she is acting out and talking about all the murders she has committed with Macbeth. Scared for his life the doctor decides to not reveal what he has learned as he is scared for his life.

Scene 2: Scottish rebels waiting for the England army to arrive and learn that Macduff is hiding in his castle so they plan to attack from Birnam forest.

Scene 3: Macbeth is hiding in his castle and he believes he will not die because the witches say it will only happen when the forest comes. The doctor says he cannot cure Macbeths wife and he is unhappy. The doctor can see the king is mad and so he says he will never come back and leaves.

Scene 4: Malcolm tells his soldiers to cut off branches and use them as camouflage to attack the castle.

Scene 5: Lady Macbeth has jumped to her death as she can not live with what she has done. Macbeth however feels no remorse and still believes he will stay as king and nothing will go wrong. However, he is told that Birnam forest is moving towards the castle and decides to not run but fight one last battle.

Scene 6: Malcolm tells his soldiers to throw off their camouflage and tells his Uncle Macduff and his son to attack the castle

Scene 7: Macbeth is still not scared as he believes he cannot be killed as everyone is born of a woman. He fights Donalbain and kills him and saying he is more fearsome then the devil.

Scene 8: Macbeth has been killed and Macduff crowns Malcolm as the new king. Macbeth is killed after he discovers that Macduff was born not from a woman but cut out and dies from him. After the crowning Fleance appears and they stare.

Tuff Times 1, 2, 3, 4

Are the Socs and Greasers really that different? Why? Why not?

There is a difference in exterior feelings and life. However, inside they are not that much different with their troubles and feelings. Cherry, one of the soc girls, acknowledges this when she tells Ponyboy that things are rough all over. Which he reminds himself a few times in the book itself.

 

Are there any connections you can make to any of the characters and their situation?

I can make connections to Cherry and how she says that being wealthy is not as easy as it seems. As they have to deal with all the work, they have to do and problems, which it brings. I also sort of relate to Ponyboy when he says that it is not fair that others are better off than he is when everyone is the same. I am quite well off myself but when I see other people who are also quite wealthy it makes me unhappy in a way. I also relate again to what Cherry says the Socs are always wanting more which I have a lot.

TUFF TIME TWO

Why did you think Johnny killed Bob?

In self-defence as Bob was going to drown Ponyboy and the only way to save him was for Johnny to weaken the cow, in other words.

 

What could have been some alternatives?

Johnny could have just pushed Bob out of the way or told him he was killing him instead of murdering Bob.

 

What do you think Ponyboy and Johnny’s situations prompted Ponyboy’s recitation of “Nothing Gold can stay?”

As they were hiding, they knew they couldn’t stay up in the church forever, and that life isn’t good forever. So Ponyboy recited that poem as it shows that nothing is safe forever.

 

Who is innocent? Who has experience?

Dally has experience fighting and being in prison, and Johnny is the innocent boy but he killed someone. Though it was in self-defence.

TUFF TIMES 3 24 MARCH

What is the difference between Cherry the Soc and Cherry the Dreamer? Cherry the soc is a wealthy rich girl who believes in nothing but keeping her popularity in check. However, Cherry the Dreamer is dreamy and does not like the fighting between Socs and Greasers. She revealed both of these sides when she talked to Ponyboy earlier in the book when they first meet.

 

Are Ponyboy, Johnny and Dally heroes? Why? Why not? Yes, they are as they nearly got themselves killed trying to save some children they did not know from a fire.

 

How do we know Darry does actually care for Ponyboy? He has been attempting to help and support Ponyboy all his life but says so in the wrong way. He was worried about him and did care.

TUFF TIMES 26th MARCH

Write what you understand about the line that Cherry said about loving Dallas Winston: She said that she hoped that she would never see him again or him seeing her. This was probably because she wants to have and live an adventurous life and not live with a wealthy drunkard like Bob. However, she is scared of the hurt on her reputation and loving him, so she wants to stay away.

In realizing that Cherry has green eyes, what does this signify for Ponyboy and his understanding of people and the world? That everyone is not that different from each other. As he also has green eyes like his brother and though they are greasers, Cherry, who is a soc is not that different.

 

Grammar

Tenses Table

ACTIVE VOICE AND PASSIVE VOICE: Active voice is the subject before the verb and is mean’t to interest the reader and drag them in. Passive voice is more boring and is verb before subject, it is fine to use but it doesn’t drag in the reader as much as active voice as its plain. One example of an active voice is “Philip won the race!” While a passive example is “The race was won by Philip!”

What I have learned about commas 23 Sep:

1. I have learned where to put commas and how to use proper punctuation

2. I have learned that ; can be used instead of a period at times.

3. That I use commas to separate phrases.

4. I use commas to space out the sentence and the subject like “My dog, Pig, is fat.”

What I have learned about punctuation dialogue: Today I have learned a lot about punctuation and how to use it in dialogue. Before I would put the punctuation all over the place and my writing would be hard to understand, I was also very confused before about how exactly I would write dialogue and where I would put punctuation, so I never would be really good at using dialogue. Now, since I have learned about how to use punctuation in dialogue as well as how to write dialogue I have become a better writer.

 

OCTOBER 16 What I have learned about sentences: I have learned about simple, compound, and complex sentences today. A simple sentence is also called an independent clause, and contains a subject and a verb in it, it also expresses a complete thought. EXAMPLE: “The teacher stared at Andrew.” In this simple sentence “Teacher” is the subject “Stared” is the verb and “Andrew” was the subject.

Compound Sentence: A compound sentence is two independent clauses connected to each other by a coordinating conjunction. Or in simpler terms, two simple sentences in one giant sentence. Some conjunctions that can be used to connect the sentences are For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet and So. An example of a compound sentence is “The bus pulled into the station but didn’t collect any passengers.” In that example the “but” was the conjunction that connected the two simple sentences to become one, to make that into a simple sentence though you just replace “but” with “it”. Using Compound sentences allows you to put two simple sentences into something simpler and better.

Complex Sentences: A complex sentence is a sentence made up of several parts or clauses. At least one of these parts will be the main clause which contains the main information of the sentence. In it there will also be at least one or more subordinate clauses which give extra information about what is happening. The subordinate cannot be without a main clause or it will not make sense. Subordinating conjunctions can be used to create complex sentences and some of this conjunctions include After, Although, Before and Whenever. Subordinate clauses can come at the beginning of a sentence, at the end of a sentence, split in two or sandwiched in the middle. Example: “Although the cat had just eaten, the cat paced back and forth in front of the fish bowl, hungrily staring at my goldfish.” Some ways to make a complex sentence is starting it with two adjectives, start with a ‘ly’ word, start with a ‘ing’ word, end with a ‘ing’ word, sandwich technique, prepositional phrase, start with a conjunction, and end with a conjunction simile.

An Compound-Complex sentence is a sentence with at least two independent main clauses and at least one dependent subordinate clause. Example: “Although I like to go camping, I haven’t had the time to go lately and I haven’t found anyone to go with.” In here the “Although I like to go camping.” Is the subordinate clause and the “Haven’t” is the main clause and the “Found” is the other main clause.

 

Goals

Goals one: My goal is to improve my handwriting and I plan to show the difference by pictures by the end of the quarter.

Q1 goals summative

S: I plan to practice my handwriting every day for 15 or 20 minutes at home so my handwriting will be easy to read and won’t be all over the place so I’ll be more organised.

M: every day for 15 min or 20 I will practice my handwriting until the time is up.

A: This can happen as by doing this my handwriting will improve. How much however remains to be seen. The steps are mostly just practicing every day for 15 min or 20.

R: It is simple and easy to do and I can get a practice book to  help get started.

T:  If I practice every day I will eventually get better and better and I will make sure to take a picture by the end of this quarter to compare to my old handwriting to see how much I improved.

 

Goal 2: To start reading books beside fantasy as for every year my reading log is always filled with fantasy. I would also never read action or adventure books. So I plan to read a balanced set of books of every genre except romance so my reading log won’t be all fantasy.

S: I will make sure to read at least 3 books of different genres per week so I will have a balanced set of books in my reading log.

M: If I read at least 3 books or maybe even 5 per week and all of them are different genres than I will have plenty of books in my reading log.

A: Yes this can happen as I can read books of 3 or 2 every week with the extra days to finish them off.

R: I can read books quite fast and I usually enjoy reading books. Also, 3 books or 2 books is a good amount a week instead of like 10 as that is way to much. As well as reading 3 books or 2 a week is a realistic reading pace.

T: With only a deadline of 2 or 3 books a week I can easily read that many per week. Also, since all of them are different genres by the end of the quarter there will be different types of book in my reading log..

Q2 GOALS

1. My first goal for quarter 2 is to work on my word wall and at least get 5 words per each book I read.

2. I have noticed my handwriting has slightly become better and I plan to continue practicing this. I will show this the same way I have done before by showing picture differences.

Q2 rubric ME 

Philip Van Oppen Jan 9th Q2 goals presentation

Unit 3 work habits 

Q3 Goals

1. My reading goal is going to be adding more words onto my word wall. I will show it by pictures. I will get about two words per 2 chapter for each book I choose and I have to have at least two books every two weeks.

2. My writing goal is to at least get an ME on conventions or sentence fluency. I will show this with pictures and I plan to practice using wpponline and doing at least 10 minutes practice two times a week.

quarter 3 goals presentation rubric

Q4 GOALS 

My reading goal for quarter 4 is to add more books of different genres to my reading log. I plan to read and finish at least one book or maybe two books each week of a different genre. So that way by the end of each week all the genres should line up andI am not overfilling with books since I read only one a week. I will track this with my reading log and I can tell as the books should all line up with each other.

Writing goal: My writing goal is to add words from these books to my word wall. To make it realistic for meI will add 5 words per book, and since I am doing one book per week I only have to do 5 words per week.I will also add all of these words to quizletso I can keep these words fresh in my mind and learn from them.

Quarter 4 work habits

Quarter 4 goals presentation

Writing

I have been brainstorming for my narratives and about other narratives by using a graphic organiser called a tracker or planner. This allows me to easily put down ideas and important details of my narrative or the person’s narrative. It is also very helpful for making my own narratives as it allows me to compress all of the main and important facts and details into small summaries for each event and part of the story and helps give me hints of how I should write it.

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Wonder Words Wall

Philip Van Oppen Word wall

Theocratic from Real Alchemy, A Primer Of Practical Alchemy by Robert Bartlett: A form of government known as theocracy, it is a type of government that is ruled divinely usually with priests and holy men being the rulers or top faction.

Pharmacology from Real Alchemy, A Primer Of Practical Alchemy by Robert Bartlett: The study of medicines and biology that branches into studying drugs.

Components from Real Alchemy, A primer of practical alchemy by Robert Bartlett: Pieces used to create or complete something.

Sublimate from Real Alchemy, A primer of practical alchemy by Robert Bartlett: Divert or modify into a culturally higher or social activity

Consensus from Euthanasia  the “Right to die” issue by Daniel Jussim: a general agreement

Allegiances from The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett: loyalty to a higher cause or a group.

Indomitability from The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett: cannot be subdued or overcome

Chastisement from The Giver by Lois Lowry: To punish

Solemn from The Giver by Lois Lowry: Formal, ceremonious, serious, or somber

chortled from the city of ember by Jeanne DuPrau: laughing out of enjoyment

Archetype from Real Alchemy, A primer of practical alchemy by Robert Bartlett: A original pattern or model based on a common theme

Confecting from Real Alchemy, A primer of practical alchemy by Robert Bartlett: Make something elaborate from various elements.

Obscurity from Real Alchemy, A primer of practical alchemy by Robert Bartlett: Being unknown, unclear or difficult to understand

Ratchet from The Road by Cormac McCarthy: A tool that is used to twist an object in a directional way.

Flues from the Road by Cormac McCarthy: A pipe that opens up

Petulant from a home at the end of the world by Michael Cunningham: Childish sulky or bad tempered.

Conroi from Lionheart by Stewart Binns: A group of five to ten knights

Anarchy from Anarchy by Stewart Binns: Craze or chaos, a civil war in Europe

Ornery from Outsiders: Grumpy, bad tempered, difficult to deal with

Quiz the Giver

Outsiders quizlet quiz

5 words from The time I broke Stalins nose

Communal: Shared by the community

Dawdle: Being slow or wasting time

Complacent: Showing smug satisfaction

Vigilance: Keeping careful watch for dangers

Aggravate: Making a problem worse or more serious

5 words from Battlemage by Tamora Pierce

1. Carnelian: A brownish red mineral

2. Inclined: Be favourably disposed towards something or a tendency to do something

3. Illumination: Brightness, glow, aura of light.

4. Fluorite: Mineral form of calcium fluorite.

5. Impaired: Weakened or damaged

5 words from Crysis Legion

1. Topographic: Geographic science

2. Umbilicals: A cable or tube that supplies required consumables to an apparatus

3. Epoxy: Have the structure to explode

4. proprietary: A product owned only by a company or person

5. Augments: Modifying; adding onto to make better.

5 words from Sherlock Holmes last bow

1. Sterile: Totally clean

2. Corroborate: Confirm or to give support

3. Ingenuity: Being clever, resourceful, or inventive.

4. Skein: A length of yarn or a flock of geese or swans

5. Abstraction: The process of taking away or separating

5 words from Wings of War

1.Indignantly: Showing unfair anger

2. Reaper: A machine that cuts grain

3. Pierogies: Dumplings of uneven dough

4. Plodding: Slow moving or unexciting

5. Gangly: Tall and thin or long, thin, awkward.