Thursday, September 2, 2010

September 2nd, 2010 in Ms. Smith's class

· Today in class we finished talking over the outline for the comparison paper about the 3 Macbeth movie introductions.



· Start with attention getter

· General summary of the background of Macbeth

· Thesis: title, producer and director of each movie and the three comparisons of the dagger scene you are choosing.

You could compare…

· Costumes, settings, sound effects, accurate text, cinematography, witches, Macbeth, and mood (only three of these).


· In the first sentence, name the topic (above) you named first in the thesis statement.

Set up the first example.

1. Example

· Explain your example. This means compare the 3 movies and their differences on this one topic.

Then, transition to your next body paragraph and repeat Step 1 above.


· Restate the thesis

· Review points of body paragraphs

· End with satisfying conclusion and tie back to the attention getter.


· There are many different ways to take notes on Macbeth.

· One way to do it is to copy and paste Macbeth scenes from online (recommended: MIT website) onto Microsoft Word.

· Then, when you want to take a note, you highlight the section of text you are taking notes on and click on Review on the toolbar (this does work on older versions than 2007).

· Then., you click on New comment (make sure that you are still highlighting the section of text you want to take notes on) and write a note.

· You can also highlight a part of the text you don’t understand and right-click it. A menu should come up and you can click on look up to find and answer on the internet.

· We also checked out Macbeth books.

· Also, in class, we acted out act 1 of Macbeth. There were props and good performances all around.

· We also answered questions about Act 1 of Macbeth. We answered questions like…

Q: What is a thane and who was Thane of Cawdor?

A: a thane is a rich baron who controls a piece of land under the king. Thane of Cawdor was a thane who betrayed the crown. Macbeth killed him and gained the title of Thane of Cawdor.

Q: Who was Mcdonwald?

A: He was a slave of the old Thane of Cawdor (not Macbeth) who Macbeth brutally slashed horizontally, then brought his sword up through his body and cut his head off to prove his loyalty to the crown.

And that was September 2, 2010 in Ms. Smith’s class.

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