Act 1 Scene 1

3 witches are planing meeting Macbeth at twilight on a small mountain

Act 1 Scene 2

Macbeth and Banquo have won the battle against the rebels and Thane of Cawdor.  A messenger comes to report the good deeds of  Macbeth and Banquo and King Duncan decides to award Macbeth with the title Thane of Cawdor.

Act 1 Scene 3

The three witches go to Macbeth and gives Macbeth and Banquo 3 prophecies each. Then, messengers arrive at Macbeth to tell him that he has been titled the Thane of Cawdor, in which the withes predicted.

Act 1 Scene 4

Banquo, Macbeth, and the messengers return to King Duncan where he announces that Malcolm (eldest son) will be the Prince of Cumberland, therefore King of Scotland

Act 1 Scene 5

Lady Macbeth receives a letter that tells her everything that’s happening. She wants to murder Duncan when he comes tomorrow. She is determined to convince Macbeth to leave everything to her.

Act 1 Scene 6

Lady Macbeth greets King Duncan and co. and takes them to see Macbeth. All the King does is praise Macbeth.

Act 1 Scene 7

Macbeth is hesitating about the plan of the assassination of King Duncan, and enters Lady Macbeth. She convinces him by playing with his emotions and eventually Macbeth relents.

Act 2 Scene 1

Banquo says to his son that the sky felt especially black that night. Enters Macbeth. Banquo wishes to discuss about the three witches but Macbeth rejects it bluntly. After Banquo leaves, Macbeth is hallucinating and he sees a dagger floating in front of him. A bell rings; that bell is inviting Macbeth to the assassination.

Act 2 Scene 2

Lady Macbeth has put Duncan’s guard in a drunk slumber as Macbeth proceeds with the murder. Macbeth feels extremely guilty and cannot think while Lady Macbeth tells him to wash the blood from his hands as she goes to return the daggers to the guards and smear blood over them. They ignore the knocking from the south gate and proceed to their rooms.

Act 2 Scene 3

Macduff and Lennox learn that Duncan is dead. Macbeth kills the guards before they could interrogate them, he afterwards tells everyone that he did it in furry and loyalty. Malcolm and Donalbain flee to England and Ireland respectively because their lives were in danger now that the King is dead.

Act 2 Scene 4

Macbeth has now been crowned as the new King. Malcolm and Donalbain are suspicious to Macduff and Lennox of the murder of their father due to their flee.

Act 3 Scene 1

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s coronation has been held, Macbeth invites everyone back for dinner at 7. 2 people come in front of him and he sends them to murder his last threat, which is Banquo and his son Fleance.

Act 3 Scene 2

Lady Macbeth is not as happy as she thought she would be as Queen of Scotland, and neither is Macbeth. Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he has plotted to kill Banquo but does not tell her how, to save her from the guilt.

Act 3 Scene 3

Banquo and Fleance return from their horse ride and are greeted by the murderers sent by Macbeth. There is also a 3rd one sent just to make sure the first two do not abandon their mission. The murderers successfully kills Banquo but Fleance runs away. The 3rd murderer then kills the first two after finding out that Fleance got away

Act 3 Scene 4

Macbeth finds out that Banquo is dead but Fleance still lives. He goes to the banquet and hallucinates. He sees Banquo’s ghost. His guests are driven away due to his “sickness” and Lady Macbeth says he is ill and lacks sleep. He needs to go see the the three witches to find out what is more down his horrible path

Act 3 Scene 5

Macbeth goes to see the three witches. 1st premonition: beware of Macduff. 2nd premonition: a man not born by a woman shall hurt him. 3rd: once a Bernen forrest comes to his castle, he will be endangered. Basically, Macbeth is not scared at all for what there is to come.

Act 3 Scene 6

Lennox suspects that Macbeth is the reason for Duncan’s death. The other Lord reports that Malcolm is under the King of England’s protection and is preparing an army to fight Scotland.

Act 4 Scene 1

Macbeth has been told that Macduff has fled to England to join Malcolm. Macbeth decides to kill every family related person to Macduff.

Act 4 Scene 2

Lady Macduff is outraged that her husband has run away. Murderers come, sent my the oh so cruel Macbeth, and they kill everyone in the household.

Act 4 Scene 3

Macduff arrives in England. Malcolm tests Macduff in a loyalty test and Macduff passes. Ross delivers the news of Lady Macduff and children’s death. Macduff swears revenge of Macbeth and they start to get an army together.

Act 5 Scene 1

Lady Macbeth’s servant notices she has been sleep walking so she calls a doctor. Lady Macbeth starts sleep walking as the doctor arrives and reveals all of the deaths that she was associated with. Then she goes back to bed. The doctor leaves and swears he will not say anything or else his life will be in danger.

Act 5 Scene 2

Scottish rebels suspect the the british army, they go to the woods, the branch will be the wood that goes to the castle

LA Reading and Writing Goals

Quarter 3:


S: To add at around 5 words from each book I read to my word wall and use them in my writing assignments

M: Word wall

A: If the books I read are challenging enough and/or are my level, then this goal is achievable

R: I want to expand my vocabulary so I am able to use a varied vocabulary in my writing

T: In 10 weeks, I should have about 50 words on my word wall


S: Read 10 books of different genres, trying more books from biographies, poetry, and non-fiction, and reading at least one book from every genre

M: Reading log

A: I think this goal is achievable. I have read 10 books in 10 weeks before, but almost all of them were classified in the same genres

R: I realized recently that I only like reading books from the fiction, fantasy, and adventure genre. I want to expand the variety of genres that I read.

T: End of Quarter 3 (10 weeks)


Q3 goals presentation rubric



Quarter 4:

Writing: I will write a short story each other week based on/continued from a movie, TV show, or book. I will know when I if I have completed it because I will keep a folder on my desktop. Since there are 9 weeks left in quarter 4, I should have 4-5 documents by the end of quarter 4. This goal is achievable if I put my mind to it, and I know I will because I love reading continuations or made up stories based on published media. 1 story a week is realistic, I just need to take a little time out of my reading, homework, and free time. 

Reading: I will read at least 15 books by the end of quarter 4, all from a wide array of genres.  The evidence will be on my reading log. This goal is achievable because I love reading in general, especially from fantasy and fiction books. I have limited myself less this quarter so I may read more and read with a little more freedom. 15 books in 9 weeks should realistic if I put my mind to it. I will finish this goal by the end of quarter 4.

Quarter 4 slips:


Quarter 4 work habits

work habits

LA Q4 Goals Rubric

Tuff Times

Chapter 3:

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

I do not think that the Socs and Greasers are really that different. At where we currently are in the novel, we’ve met two Greasers and their boyfriends: Cherry and Marcia. Cherry said that her life is not as easy as the Greasers think, and I agree. Near the end of chapter 3, Cherry says: “I could fall in love with Dallas Winston. I hope I never see him again or I will.” (p. 46). I think this means that Dallas might have been frightening that night, but she has witnessed many worser things in her own gang, contrary to the Greasers’ beliefs.

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

One connection I have with Ponyboy is the conflicts I have with my siblings. Unlike Pony, I am the middle child in my family, but I really do not play the role of Soda. I can not boss my older sister around for obvious reasons, and I can not boss my younger sister around or else she would start creating a huge fuss that will get me into trouble. However, my older sister can boss me around and I can not really react, and my parents would not understand why I get so annoyed when my younger sister disturbs either my studies or free time.

Why do you think Johnny killed Bob?

I think Johnny killed Bob because Bob was drowning Ponyboy. I wonder if one of the Socs that showed up also beat up Johnny the first time. I think Jonny did what he did out of self-defence. Not just Johnny, but anyone would be scared to death in this situation

What could have been some alternatives?

Some other alternatives could be reasoning, trying to save Ponyboy without a knife (punching), knocked him out unconscious, or threatening the Socs instead of actually stabbing.

What do you think Ponyboy and Johnny’s situation prompted Ponyboy’s recitation of “Nothing Gold Can Stay?”

After Ponyboy and Johnny ran away, we saw them crying at a loss of their old life. Their new life is nothing compared to their old life. Ponyboy lost the comfort of Soda, Darry, and his old fun weekends. Johnny may not miss his parents, but he had his entire gang’s love with him at all times. I think the term “gold” refers to something amazing. Their old life may not have been perfect, but it was pretty amazing. Nothing amazing can stay.

Who is innocent? Who has experience?

No one in this novel is completely innocent. No one is free of crime, no one lives their life without guilt.

What is the difference between Cherry the Soc and Cherry the Dreamer?

I think Cherry wants to live her life free of trouble. There is trouble in every life, but she wants to get away from her troubles. She dreams of a vivid life without the rivalry of the Socs and Greasers, without the troubles she has to live through everyday. She wants to live without the fear of getting jumped.

Are Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally heroes? Why or why not?


How do we know that Darry truly cares for Ponyboy?

Write about what you understand about Cherry’s line “I could fall…” (lines 8-10 p 46)

I think it means that Cherry does not want to fall in love yet. In chapter 8, she said that she knows that she is too young to fall in love, but she does it anyways. She fell in love with Bob, but that was a bad decision after Bob was killed.

In realising that Cherry has green eyes, what does this signify for Ponyboy and his understanding of people and the world?

Wonder Words Wall

Trough: Channel or conduit for conveying water, as a gutter under the eaves of a building for carrying away rainwater.

Revelation:something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized

Convulsion: contortion of the body caused by violent, involuntary muscular contractions of the extremities, trunk, and head

Drape: to cover or hang with cloth or other fabric, especially in graceful folds; adorn with drapery

Carcass: the dead body of an animal

Echelon: a level of command, authority, or rank

Baboon: a coarse, ridiculous, or brutish person, especially one of low intelligence

Expanse: an uninterrupted space or area; a wide extent of anything

Omnipresent: present everywhere at the same time

Teeming: abounding or swarming with something, as with people

Appease: to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; soothe


Primordial: existing or from the beginning of time

Millennia: a period of a thousand years

Praetor: each of two ancient Roman magistrates ranking below consul

Excruciate: to inflict severe pain upon; torture

Quintessential: of the pure and essential essence of something

Cephalopod: any mollusk of the class Cephalopoda, having tentacles attached to the head, including the cuttlefish, squid, and octopus

Eureka: the reputed exclamation ofArchimedes when, after long study, he discovered a method of detecting the amount of alloy mixed with the gold in the crown of the king of Syracuse

Idiosyncrasy: a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual

Botany: the science of plants; the branch of biology that deals with plant life

Lucrative: profitable; moneymaking; remunerative

Sheik: (in Islamic countries) the patriarch of a tribe or family; chief: a term of polite address

Hieroglyphic: designating or pertaining to a pictographic script, particularly that of the ancient Egyptians, in which many of the symbols are conventionalised, recognisable pictures of the things represented

Bloke: man; fellow; guy

Foxgloves: any Eurasian plant belonging to the genus digitalis, of the figwort family

Beech: any tree of the genus fagus, of temperate regions, having a smooth grey bark and bearing small, edible, triangular nuts.

Tendril: a threadlike, leafless organ of climbing plants

Asbestos: a fibrous mineral, either amphibole or chrysotile, formerly used for making incombustible or fireproof articles.

Lorry: a large motor truck




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