8-201 - 804 (Ms. Gavin)

Week Thirty-four, May 11-15, 2015

HW # 33

Once you have had your project approved, begin working on it. We wil begin to review projects the week of June 2, 2015

Week Thirty-three, May 4-May 7, 2015

HW # 32

Think about your final project for "Romeo and Juliet." You can act out a scene, rewrite or write a new scene, draw a costume, poster or set; create a music playlist. Tap into your creative spirit and write a brief description of what you will do. Due May 11/12.

Week Thirty-two - April 27 - May 1, 2015

HW #31

Focus on the themes of "Romeo and Juliet" and compare them to those of "West Side Story" as we begin to view the film.

Week Thirty-one--April 20-24, 2015

HW #30

In your own words, explain why Romeo and Juliet are called "star-crossed lovers." What have the Capulets and Montagues learned from their children, if anything? Explain.

Week Thirty-April 13-17, 2015

ELA Exam

Week Twenty-nine - March 30-April 10, 2015

HW # 29

Read Act V of Romeo and Juliet. Answer the following:

1. Did Romeo and Juliet have any control over the differences that separated them and led to their tragic end? Explain.

2. How does the relationship between the feuding families change at the end of the play?

3. Were Romeo and Juliet's deaths necessary for this change to occur? Explain.

4. Is the end of long-term violence between their families a fair exchange for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Explain your response.

Week Twenty-eight - March 23-27, 2015

HW # 28

Read Acts III and IV of Romeo and Juliet.

Week Twenty-seven - March 16-20, 2015

HW # 27

In your own words, define the following:




Week Twenty-six - March 9-13, 2015

HW # 26

Read Act II of Romeo and Juliet.

Week Twenty-five - March 2-6, 2015

HW # 25

Write a review of "Autumn's Harvest," giving at least three details for its being a "pick" or a "pan." Introduce the review by explaining what the play is about and how you got to see it. Then list the reasons for you deciding if it was a pick (5 Stars) or a pan (0 stars).

If you did not go on the trip, explain why you didn't go, and what, if anything, did you miss and why.

Week Twenty-four - February 23-27, 2015

HW # 24

Return permission slips for next Monday's trip to Lincoln Center by Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Any student wishing to attend "Creating the Magic" on Thursday, March 5, please submit a letter indicating why you want to go. Letters are due to me by Wednesday, February 25, 2015. There are only 45 seats available.

If you haven't already done so, please read Act 1 of "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet." Underline unfamiliar words or difficult passages to review in class.

Week Twenty-three - February 9-13, 2015

HW # 23

What was the best part about vacation? Why?

Read Act 1 of "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet." Underline unfamiliar words or difficult passages to review in class.

Week Twenty-two - February 2-6, 2015

HW # 22

How would you describe love at first sight? Is it real? Explain.

Week Twenty-one - January 26-30, 2015

HW # 21

What changes will you make to make sure you are doing your best in Theatre? Explain. ( What are the things you need to improve? Why?)

Week Twenty - January 20-23, 2015

HW # 20

What grade do you deserve this marking quarter? (55-100) Why? Give two reasons to support your answer. What grade do you deserve in conduct (E, S, N, U)? Why?

This assignment is due Friday, January 23.

Week Nineteen - January 12-16, 2015

HW # 19

What do you, as a teenager, think about when you listen to or read the news everyday? With so many things going on in the city, state, country and world, what are the issues that concern you? Choose three and explain why you chose them.

Week Eighteen - January 5-9, 2015

HW # 18 - Happy New Year!

Find information on William Shakespeare and list three (3) facts about him. Choose three plays that sound interesting to you, read the synopsis of each, and choose the one you would like to do in class and explain why.

Week Seventeen - December 22-23, 2014

HW # 17

List three expectations you have for the New Year and explain.

Week Sixteen - December 15-19, 2014

HW # 16

Read the last two scenes of A Christmas Carol.

Week Fifteen - December 8-12, 2014

HW # 15

Go through your notes and list any questions you have about A Christmas Carol.

Week Fourteen - December 1-5, 2014

HW # 14

How has working with Mr. B. helped you to become a better actor? List at least two things that you feel you have improved on due to your classwork in Pantomime, and explain why you believe the work has helped you improve.

Week Thirteen - November 24-26, 2014


Take time to enjoy the time with family. Remember to give thanks to you parents/guardians for all they do.

Week Twelve - November 17 - 21, 2014


Scenes 1 & 2 of "A Christmas Carol." Make a list of any questions you might have about the scenes.

Week Eleven - November 10-14, 2014

HW # 13

Write a rough draft review of Gregg Goldston's performance of Louder Than Words. Use the format discussed in class to write your review. For those of you that did not see the performance, go to the website, www.goldmime.com, and find biographical info about Gregg Goldston. Write three paragraphs, explaining a little about his background, how he learned his craft, and what he does in his performances. Rough drafts are due the first time the class meets next week.

Week Ten/Eleven - November 7-12, 2014

HW # 12

Please have Lincoln Center permission slip signed by parent/guardian. Our first in-house performance will be held Thursday in the auditorium.

Week Ten - November 3-7, 2014

HW # 11

In preparation for Mr. B.'s visit to class , please use the worksheet, and Mr. B's example, to write about a time when you felt an extreme emotion. You want to use as much detail

as possible to capture that extreme emotion.

Week Nine - October 31, 2014

HW # 10

Notebook checks this week. Make sure you have all class notes, all handouts, and all corrected homework assignments

neatly in a binder or folder .

Week Eight - October 24, 2014

HW # 9

Get notebooks organized. Make sure you have all class notes, graded homework assignments, and all handouts in a binder or folder. Notebooks will be checked next week and are part of your grade for the marking quarter. You have total control of how well you will score!

Find definitions for words you are not familiar with in the A & B colums of the Vocabulary of Feelings worksheet. Put the definitions in your own words.

Week Seven - October 17, 2014

HW # 8

Who is your favorite actor or actress? Why? Give three examples to support you ideas.

Week Six - October 10, 2014

HW # 7

Would you want to act in a Broadway play? Why or why not? Explain. And if you would not want to act and be in front of the curtain. what other theatre job would you want? Why? Explain. Use details to support your answers.

Week Five - October 3, 2014

HW # 6

What is your talent? You each have a talent, even though it might still be untapped. (Ex. singing, playing an instrument, speaking in public, building things with your hands, cooking, etc.) Describe your talent.

Week Four - September 24, 2014

HW # 5

Use the long weekend to get organized; make sure all notes are complete and you have handouts organized. Study Stage Positions.

Week Three - September 15, 2014

HW # 4

If you could choose any job in the theatre, what job would you choose? Why?

HW # 3

Get notebook/Folder organized; make-up any outstanding work.

Week Two - September 8, 2014

HW # 2 -

Besides an actor or an actress, do some research and find out what other people are involved in putting on a play. Give the title of the job and what requirements you must have to get the position.

Week One - September 5, 2014

HW # 1 -

Have parent letter signed and get supplies for class.