Macbeth

Act 1 Scene 1: Witches heat upon the heath at twilight planning to meet Macbeth.

Act 1 Scene 2: The title of Cawdor has been passed on to Macbeth.

Act 1 Scene 3: The witches told Macbeth that he was going to be Thane of Cawdor but he didn’t believe him and then later Ross comes and tell him that he the Thane of Glamis, the Thane of Cawdor and the king.

Act 1 Scene 4: Duncan was just called the Prince of Cumberland but Macbeth heard from the witches that he is suppose to be the Prince of Cumberland.

Act 1 Scene 5: Lady Macbeth summons the evil spirits to come in her and to help her kill Duncan but Macbeth is not too sure so then Lady Macbeth told him that she will handle it.

Act 1 Scene 6: Lady Macbeth greeted Duncan but Duncan only wants to be with Macbeth so he tells Lady Macbeth to go away.

Act 1 Scene 7: Macbeth does not want to murder Duncan but then Lady Macbeth comes in and persuades him and follow the plan to murder Duncan.

Act 2 Scene 1: Macbeth was talking about how he was going to kill Duncan, he got a dagger and after the bell rung he is going to kill Duncan with the dagger.

Act 2 Scene 2: Macbeth killed Duncan but then he is scared to think of what he did. Lady Macbeth tells him to put the daggers on the guards so it looks like they did it but then Macbeth does not move so Lady Macbeth has to do it herself, the she hears knocking and tells Macbeth to go wash his hands but he does not move so she has to push him.

Act 2 Scene 3: The porter opens the door and they found out the Duncan was dead so Macbeth killed the guards saying that he was so angry that they killed Duncan and then the sons of Duncan said that they were not safe there so they decided to flee.

Act 2 Scene 4: Since Malcolm and Dolobain ran away they were suspicious that they killed Duncan so now the title of king has been rewarded to Macbeth.

Act 3 Scene 1: Macbeth tells the murderers to kill Banquo and his son.

Act 3 Scene 2: Lady Macbeth says that they have not gotten anything since after they killed Duncan and it is still not enough, then Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he has hired murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance but tells her not to worry about it.

Act 3 Scene 3: There is a third murderer that joined the other two and they kill Banquo and Banquo tells Fleance to run for his life and the third murderer kills the other two.

Act 3 Scene 4: Macbeth finds out the Fleance escaped he goes to the dinner and hallucinates and sees Banquo’s ghost and he has scared his guests off he has to go fine the weird sisters and his wife says he needs more sleep.

Act 3 Scene 5: Macbeth goes to see the witches and they tell him to watch for macduff, he cannot be harmed by someone born by a woman, and if the woods go to his castle he could be hurt.

Act 3 Scene 6: The two lords came together and talked about how Fleance escaped and they also talked about Macbeth.

Act 4 Scene 1: THe lords tell Macbeth that Macduff has fled to England so he says that he is going to kill everyone in the castle.

Act 4 Scene 2: Lady Macduff is mad because her husband left her and the children without telling her, then the messenger comes and tells them that someone is going to kill them and to flee but Lady Macduff thinks that she did nothing wrong and the murderers come and kill her son

Act 4 Scene 3: Macduff meets Malcolm and Malcolm tests Macduff to see if he is a traitor and he passes the test, then Macduff finds out that everyone in his castle is killed so he swore he would get revenge on Macbeth.

Act 5 Scene 1: Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking so her helper called the doctor and when she reveals what she has done and who has been killed the doctor said that it is beyond his practice and to ask forgiveness from God.

Act 5 Scene 2: The rebels are waiting for the army and they find out that Macbeth is in the castle and they are ready to go.

Act 5 Scene 3: Macbeth is feeling confident because of the three premonitions but then the doctor says that his wife cannot be cured because it is not a disease and the doctor does not want to go back there again.

Act 5 Scene 4: The people are using Birnam wood as camouflage.

Act 5 Scene 5: Macbeth finds out that his wife commit suicide, and messenger said that he saw birnam wood moving and he said that if he dies he will die in battle.

Act 5 Scene 6: Malcolm and Macduff gather and throw down their leafy screens.

Act 5 Scene 7: Macbeth kills the young soldier.

Act 5 Scene 8: Macduff comes and kills Macbeth and Fleance shows up because he was going to be king next because the witches say that Banquos son was going to be king.

 

Tuff Time

The Outsiders

March 19, 2015

Chapter 3

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

I think that they are not all that different because they are both similar because the only thing that makes them kind of different is the clothes they wear like the madras that the Socs wear and the greased back hair that the Greasers have. Another difference is the feelings they feel, because Socs don’t mean half of the thing that they are meaning to say and Greasers feel too much, other than that there is not much of a difference between Socs and Greasers.

 

Are there any connections you can make to any of their characters and/or their situations?

I think that I can kind of connect with Johnny because when he said that his parents beat him up and get mad at him, my parent also get really mad at me at times and pretend that I’m not there, but my parents don’t beat me up or at all, it’s just that sometimes they are either so mad that they pretend that I’m not there or that they are really busy.

Commas

September 22, 2014

Commas:

-You use commas when you are separating phrases that don’t need to be there.

-When you link two independent clauses with a conjunction.

-When you are addressing someone in particular.

-When you are making a list.

-When you have more than one adjective modifying a noun.

-After introductory phrases or clauses.

-Dates.

-Geographical locations.

How not to use a comma:

-When separating two independent clauses without a conjunction.

-After the conjunction.

-When separating a dependant and independent clause with a conjunction.

 

October 7, 2014

Punctuation Dialogue:

-You always have punctuation inside of the quotations, rarely periods.

-You don’t always have to address who is speaking between two people.

-After the dialogue you don’t always have to capitalize the next word.

-You can have an interrupted dialogue.

-Always use commas.

 

Tenses Table

Sentences Types:

-Simple Sentence. An independent clause, contains a subject and a verb, and it expresses a complete thought.

-Compound Sentences. Refers to a sentence made up of two independent clauses, connected to one another with a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions are “FANBOYS,” (For, and , nor, but, or, yet, so).

-Complex Sentences. They are made up of several parts or clauses, at least one of these will be the ‘main clause’ which contains the main information in the sentence. There will also be one or more ‘subordinate clauses’ which give extra information about what is happening. The ‘subordinate clause’ will not make sense on it’s own.

-Compound-Complex Sentence. A type of sentence that has at lease two independent (main) clauses and at least one dependent (subordinate) clause.

Grammar

In class, we listen to a rap about passive and active voices. After the rap we learned what a passive and active voice is and how to use them. For example in an active voice the subject goes before the verb and in a passive voice the verb goes before the subject. One of the homework was to find a passive and active voice in our reading so we could understand it better.

Goals

Q1 writing goal:

My writing goal is to have at least one word from my wonder word wall in my writing pieces and the evidence is that I will highlight the word on in my writing pieces.

Q1 reading goal:

My reading goal is to have at least 10 words per book on my wonder word wall and the evidence will be on my wonder word wall.

 

Q2 writing goal:

My writing goal is to have at least one word from my wonder word wall in my writing pieces and the evidence is that I will highlight the word on in my writing pieces.

Q2 reading goal:

My reading goal is to have at least 10 words per book on my wonder word wall and the evidence will be on my wonder word wall.

 

Q3 writing goal:

My Writing goal is to use some of the words on my word wall in my writing. The evidence will be in my writing pieces.

Q3 reading goal:

My reading goal is to read different genres and not stick to all one genre. The evidence will be on my reading log.

 

Q4 writing goal:

My writing goal is to have five words per book on my word wall. The evidence will be on my word wall.

Q4 reading goal:

My reading goal is to read one book per week. The evidence will be on my reading log.

Q1 Goals Presentation Grade

Q2 Work Habits Rubric

Q2 Goals Presentation Rubric

Q3 Goals Presentation Rubric

Q4 Work Habits

Work Habits Slip

Q4 Goals presentation

Writing

During writing, we were brainstorming different ideas for our personal narratives and writing down the ideas in a journal that we keep. After we chose which story we want to write about for our personal narrative we would put the events of the story in a graphic organiser and put the details and what events are going to happen in our story.

 

Personal Narrative Formative

Writing Summative Blood Test

Persuasive Essay Jigsaw

Sarthak’s Persuasive Essay Jigsaw

Same-Sex Marriage Summative

Writing Summative Blood Test

Summaries Graded

Wonder Words Wall

The Maze Runner by James Dashner:

Inexplicably – Some thing you can’t explain

Sluff – Non cohesive snow falling down a slope

Kin – Family and relations

Defiantly – Open resistance; bold disobedience

Tautly – Stretched or pulled tight; not slack

Clamoring – Making a loud and confused noise

Adamantly – Refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind

Palpable – Able to be touched or felt

Gamut – The complete range or scope of something

 

The Scorch Trials By James Dashner:

Cynicism – an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest

Nutso – a crazy person

Melancholy – a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause

Entombed – to place a dead body in a tomb

Scorch – to burn the surface of something

Transfixed – to cause someone to be motionless with horror, wonder or astonishment

Haven – a place of safety or refuge

Shuck – an outer covering such as a husk or pod, especially the husk of an ear of maize

Sham – bogus, false

Coalescing – come together to form one mass or whole

Pendulum – a weight hung from a fixed point so that it can swing freely, especially a rod with a weight at the end that regulates the mechanism of a clock.

Deluge – a severe flood

Dappled – marked with spots or rounded patches

Blasphemy – the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things

Cinch – extremely easy task

Mirth – amusement, especially as expressed in laughter

Obscenities – the state or quality of being obscene

Dire – of a very poor quality

Mote – a tiny piece of a substance; a speck

Threshold – a strip of wood or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room

Contemplate – look thoughtfully for a long time at

Dank – unpleasantly damp and cold

 

Think Like A Freak By Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt

Pensioners – a person who receives a pension, especially the retirement pension.

Inalienable – not subject to being taken away from or given away by the possessor

Exchequer – a royal or national treasury

Incentive – a thing that motivates or encourages someone to do something

Instilled – gradually but firmly establish

Repugnant – extremely distasteful; unacceptable

Unspool – unwind or cause to unwind from or as if from a spool

Extrapolation – extend the application of (a method or conclusion) to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue or similar methods will be applicable

Pundits – a Hindu scholar learned in Sanskrit and Hindu philosophy and religion, typically also a practising priest

Evokes – bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind

Ultracrepidarianism – No results

Grandiose – extravagantly or pretentiously imposing in appearance or style

 

The Hunger Games Trilogy By Suzanne Collins

Entrails – internal organs collectively

Supple – Moving and bending with ease

Forage – the act of searching for food

Deterrent – something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Rabid – of or infected by rabies

Incite – provoke or stir up

Verve – energetic style

Iridescent – varying in color when seen if different lights or form of angles

Adorn – make more attractive by adding ornament color

Meager – deficient in amount or quality or extent

Cumulative – increasing by successive addition

Sustenance – a source of materials to nourish the body

Obliterated – reduced to nothingness

Treason – a crime that undermines the offender’s government

Paraffin – from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings

Tessera – a small square tile of stone or glass used in making mosaics

Racketeer – someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)

Synonymous – (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same

Insurmountable – not capable of being surmounted or overcome

Mace – spice made from the dried fleshy covering of the nutmeg seed

Tureen – large deep serving dish with a cover; for serving soups and stews

Swathe – wrap in swaddling clothes

Decrepit – worn and broken down by hard use

Demeanor – (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

Sanctioned – established by authority; given authoritative approval

Utopia – ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects

Dystopia – state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror

 

Divergent Trilogy By Veronica Roth

Acrid – strong and sharp

Amity – a state of friendship and cordiality

Aptitude – inherent ability

Candor – the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

Demeanor – (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people

Duress – compulsory force or threat

Grimace – contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

Hurtle – move with or as if with a rushing sound

Jostle – make one’s way by jostling, pushing, or shoving

Placid – (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

Precariously – in a precarious manner

Reprimand – an act or expression of criticism and censure

Resonate – sound with resonance

Surly – inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

Adornment – the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting

Giver Vocab

The Outsiders Vocab