March 22nd, 2019

March 22/25

  1. Julius Caesar Test
  2. Time for projects

March 22nd, 2019

March 20/21

  1. Persuasive Techniques notes and practice
    1. Bandwagon appeal – uses people’s desire to belong.
    2. Emotional appeal – appeal to pity, fear, vanity, greed, or other emotions.
    3. Ethical appeal – uses people’s sense of morality.
    4. Loyalty and patriotism appeal – sense of nation.
    5. Attacks and praise – attacking or praising an individual or group.
    6. Evidence – facts and figures to support a POV.
    7. Reason and logic – links ideas to develop an argument.
    8. Repetition and ParallelismUsing a word or phrase several times for emphasis or a series of similar words used together.
    9. Rhetorical Question A question with an implied but unstated answer.
      1. For each of the following quotes, identify at least one technique
        1. Romans, countrymen, lovers.
        2. Not that I loved … Rome more.
        3. As Caesar loved me … I slew him.
        4. Who is here so base … be a bondman?
        5. There is tears for his … death for his ambition.
        6. Brutus is an honorable man.
        7. You all did see … thrice refuse.
        8. What cause withholds you … mourn for him?
        9. O judgment … lost their reason.
        10. O masters! If I were … Cassius wrong.
        11. You are not wood … make you mad.
        12. Oh what a fall was there … over us.
  2. Test Review
      1. Study all of the questions for Acts I through III
      2. Study the twenty vocabulary words from the dialogue.
      3. Study the answers from the Shakespeare’s World class work.
      4. A protagonist moves the action forward. Who was the protagonist of Act I? Act II?  Act III?
      5. An antagonist works against the action. Who is the antagonist in Act I?
      6. Act I contains the exposition, which includes the characters, the setting and the basic problem.
      7. Act II contains the rising action, which contains a series of complications.
      8. Act III contains the climax and turning point.
  3. Time for projects
  4. Julius Caesar Test next class


March 20th, 2019

March 18/19

  1. We watched Acts IV and V from the 1970 movie: see link below.
  2. Students answered the following questions for class work – Acts IV and V
    1. Mr. Bunch – Acts IV and V Class work

        Answer on your own paper

        Multiple Choice

        Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.


        ____     1.   The planned military conflict in Act IV is between —

        a. Antony, Brutus, and Lepidus on one side and Octavius on the other
        b. Brutus and Cassius on one side and Antony and Octavius on the other
        c. Brutus and Cassius
        d. Antony and Octavius



        ____     2.   In his attitude toward Lepidus, Antony is characterized as —

        a. honest c. arrogant
        b. foolish d. indecisive



        ____     3.   Brutus is motivated mainly by thoughts of —

        a. honor c. power
        b. friendship d. jealousy



        ____     4.   Cassius and Brutus argue over which issue?

        a. Cassius’s taking of bribes c. Portia’s death
        b. Brutus’s guilt about Caesar’s death d. Cassius’s mistrust of Messala



        ____     5.   In his treatment of Cassius, Brutus is characterized as —

        a. arrogant and condescending c. carefree and fun-loving
        b. cynical and punishing d. righteous but forgiving



        ____     6.   Cassius and Brutus argue over where they should do battle with the triumvirate’s troops.

        How is this conflict resolved?

        a. Cassius and Brutus agree to wait at Sardis for Antony’s troops.
        b. As a gesture of friendship, Brutus decides to follow Cassius’s plan.
        c. Not wanting further disagreement, Cassius embraces Brutus’s plan.
        d. After initially opposing the plan to go to Philippi, Brutus agrees.



        ____     7.   What happens to Portia?

        a. An emissary of Antony’s poisons her.
        b. She is silenced when she tries to warn Brutus about Cassius.
        c. She tells Brutus that she will see him at Philippi.
        d. She takes her life.


        ____     8.   When Messala tells Brutus about Portia’s death, Brutus says,

        Why, farewell, Portia.  We must die, Messala.

        with meditating that she must die once,

        I have the patience to endure it now.

        Brutus appears to be showing what character trait?

        a. cowardly c. emotional
        b. brave d. stoic


        ____     9.   Before the battle of Philippi, Brutus tells Cassius,

        There is a tide in the affairs of men

        Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

        Omitted, all the voyage of their life

        Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

        Brutus means that —

        a. success depends on seizing opportunity c. Brutus and Cassius should wait in Sardis.
        b. fate is inescapable d. hasty action will bring their defeat



        ____   10.   When Caesar’s ghost says he will see Brutus at Philippi, it is an example of —

        a. understatement c. hyperbole
        b. characterization d. foreshadowing



        ____   11.   Before the battle, Octavius and Antony argue over —

        a. who will negotiate with Brutus
        b. who will lead their armies
        c. the money in Caesar’s will
        d. an apology from Brutus







        ____   12.   Antony insults Brutus and Cassius by calling them —

        a. slaves c. flatterers
        b. women d. cowards

        ____   13.   In Scene 1, lines 46–47, Cassius says to Octavius,

        This tongue had not offended so today,

        If Cassius might have ruled.

        Cassius means that they would not be having their present conversation if —

        a. Brutus had agreed with Cassius to murder Antony
        b. Cassius and Brutus had not mended their friendship
        c. Caesar had not been assassinated
        d. Brutus had fought without first engaging in conversation



        ____   14.   Shakespeare’s use of minor characters to report on the battle’s progress helps to create —

        a. unbiased reports c. horror
        b. comedy d. suspense

        ____   15.   What incorrect conclusion does Pindarus come to about what is happening on the battlefield?

        a. Titinius is killed. c. Titinius is captured.
        b. The battle is lost. d. Brutus has surrendered.



        ____   16.   The consequence of Pindarus’s misreading of the battlefield is —

        a. the death of Portia c. the surrender of Brutus’s army
        b. the death of Cassius d. Antony’s surrender to Brutus



        ____   17.   Which event happens on the battlefield?

        a. Brutus’s army overpowers Octavius’s army.
        b. The army of Lepidus retreats to Philippi.
        c. Antony takes Brutus as a prisoner.
        d. Brutus’s army chases off Antony’s army.



        ____   18.   What is ironic, or surprising, about Brutus’s suicide?

        a. Unaware that Antony was about to surrender, Brutus misread the battlefield.
        b. He did not know that Cassius had already committed suicide nearby.
        c. At the beginning of Act IV, he claimed that suicide was cowardly and vile.
        d. He did not know that he had been pardoned for Caesar’s assassination.






        ____   19.   Who holds the sword for Brutus while Brutus runs on it?

        a. Titinius c. Volumnius
        b. Strato d. Dardanius



        ____   20.   What does Antony acknowledge about Brutus?

        a. Brutus killed Caesar because he was jealous.
        b. Brutus was the noblest Roman of them all.
        c. Brutus was a better general than Octavius.
        d. Brutus was a friend to Antony.





March 15th, 2019

March 14/15

  1. We watched the movie version of Julius Caesar to see Acts I through III.
  2. The movie can also be seen here:


March 13th, 2019

March 12/13

  1. Sentence Structures Class work in google classroom – Students finished this class work from the previous class and turned it in.
  2. Julius Caesar Project – See the project assignment and template in Google Classroom


March 11th, 2019

March 8/11

  1. Act III Quiz
  2. Sentence Structures  – Class work assignment in Google classroom.


March 6th, 2019

March 6/7

I. Act III Dramatic Reading
II. Return Act III Questions class work
III. Act III Quiz next class (make sure you know the details of Brutus’s and Antony’s speeches.)

March 4th, 2019

March 1/4

  1. Finish Class work – Characterizations
  2. Read Act III (page 1238)
  3. Class work – Act III Questions

Scene 1

  1. What does the conversation between the Soothsayer and Caesar reveal about Caesar’s mood?
  2. What happens when Artemidorus tries to give Caesar his letter of warning? Explain everything that happens.
  3. Where is Antony during the assassination? Who distracted him?
  4. What does Metellus Cimber want from Caesar?
  5. How does Metellus help the conspirators?
  6. Why does Brutus tell the others to bathe their hands in Caesar’s blood?
  7. How do Brutus and Cassius react when Antony asks if he can speak at Caesar’s funeral? (Give each person’s response).
  8. What does Antony swear to Caesar’s dead body?

Scene 2

  1. How do the common people react to Caesar’s death?
  2. How does Brutus explain the assassination?
  3. How do the people react to Brutus’s speech?
  4. How does Antony turn the people against the conspirators without blaming them?
  5. Who is coming to Rome to help Antony fight the conspirators?

Scene 3

  1. What does this scene reveal about the common people of Rome after Antony’s speech?

March 4th, 2019

February 27/28

  1. Notes: Character Traits
    1. Define the following character traits in your notes:
      1. ambitious
      2. amiable
      3. arrogant
      4. competitive
      5. courageous
      6. critical
      7. cynical
      8. diligent
      9. dogmatic
      10. gullible
      11. idealistic
      12. irresponsible
      13. jealous
      14. mistrustful
      15. naïve
      16. noble
      17. resolute
      18. responsible
      19. stoic
      20. trustworthy
    2. Notes: Direct and Indirect Characterization
      1. We learn about a character’s personality through his or her traits which are stated directly (direct characterization).
        1. For example, in Act I, scene ii, Caesar is talking to Antony about Cassius when Caesar says, “Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.”
        2. Caesar has directly stated one of Cassius’s traits: dangerous.
      2. We also learn about a character’s personality through the actions and words a character uses (indirect characterization).
        1. For example, in Act I, scene ii, Caesar orders Antony to touch Calphurnia as he runs his race. Antony says, “When Caesar says. ‘Do this,’ it is performed.”
        2. These words show that Antony is a loyal and obedient
    3. Class work – Characterizations – See me if you need a copy of this handout.
    4. Begin reading Act III


March 4th, 2019

February 25/26

  1. Act II Quiz
  2. Finish Comparison/Contrast Final Draft – Finish Final Draft in Google Classroom


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