English or Italian Thursday!

Standard: RL.9-10.2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning target: Students will continue to compose their own sonnets and read Oedipus the King.

Activator: B.O.B. – Airplanes

Welcome back! Did you guys enjoy the movie yesterday? Yes, yes, we will finish it up…

Anyway, today we’re reading the rest of part 1 of Oedipus, which we started yesterday, and we’ll read in the same format we did yesterday as well. How are you guys liking the story so far? I’ve seen a lot of disgusted/intrigued faces as we were reading this week 😀

After we finish the first part of the play, I want to teach you guys about Italian sonnets. This is a different style of sonnet than we talked about on Tuesday, but it’s still a sonnet and so it still has 14 lines. The sonnet I’m asking you guys to write – your baby momma drama sonnet – can be either English or Italian, whichever you prefer 🙂 When I get my sonnet composed, I’ll share it with you! You’ll have more time to work on this tomorrow, but try and get done what you can today so that tomorrow it’s not so hard to fiddle with it until it’s in iambic pentameter…what’s that? Ooooh, y’all are gonna have fun tomorrow!! :D:D

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