We continued working through King Lear, this time with a video, getting from I.i.283 to I.iv. 171. We shall finish the act and work on the corresponding assignment next class.
We went over some examples of the “flattery exercise” and then continued the play with Goneril and Regan’s flattery speeches. We are currently at I.i.283 and shall continue with Act One next class.
We started King Lear today with a discussion about birth order, labelling, favoritism, and dysfunctional family dynamics as we met the characters in the dramatis personae. We read and discussed I.i.1-55. We also wrote a “flattery exercise” so that we can identify with Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. We shall continue with this next class.
We went over the remaining literary terms you need to know for the Provincial Exam, and then we practised the POETRY SECTION of the test.
We watched a few of the poetry videos you made, and explored a few more poems to wrap up the unit.
We will be starting King Lear when we get back from Spring Break. Bring your poetry text with you then. In the meantime, if you need to review any of the poetic devices, refer to the glossary at the back of Themes on the Journey while you still have it.
We practised working through the poem, “The Bull Moose” (151) in what remained of the class after the fire alarm. Next class, we will practice the POETRY SECTION of the Provincial Examination to wrap up our short poetry unit.
We will start King Lear after Spring Break.
Today was the first of two classes in the library working on our POETRY VIDEO. You should have the audio recording completed now. Next class, you will meet in the library to work on mixing in the video clips. Ms. V.K. will give another demonstration on how to use iMovie before you launch into this. At the end of the class, you will be uploaded your project to DROPBOX.