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Qtr2day1

  1. 1. HOW DOES OUR CULTURE AFFECT THE DECISIONS WE MAKE? 2nd Quarter: Day 1
  2. 2. GETTING STARTED…  In your writer’s notebook: Write about an important decision you have made in your life. What influenced it? How did you figure out what to do? What people or situations may have shaped this decision?  Be prepared to share! 
  3. 3. LET’S REVIEW.  VERBS show action or state of being and make up the main part of the predicate of a sentence.  In your writing, use STRONG action verbs…don’t overuse WEAK linking verbs! (is, are, was, were)  VERBALS are words formed from verbs, but they function like another part of speech.
  4. 4. THE PARTICIPLE  PARTICIPLES look like verbs, but act like adjectives! They are a type of verbal. The reading student  A fallen leaf  A tried solution 
  5. 5. COMMON ENDINGS FOR PARTICIPLES -ing  -ed  -en  -t  -n  Reading  Returned  Broken  Lent  Mown 
  6. 6. EXAMPLES! The singing girl drove to school.  The opened can of chili was thrown away.  He saw the broken window in the abandoned house.  The lent library book got lost in the move.  The dog ran through the freshly mown grass. 
  7. 7. THE PARTICIPIAL PHRASE …consists of the participle and any words that modify it or connect it to these words!  Remember, participles function as adjectives, so the phrases will include the nouns they modify. 
  8. 8. LET’S TALK ABOUT…ENGLAND?
  9. 9. WHY IS SHAKESPEARE IMPORTANT? He wrote about basic themes of human life, such as love, war, and the potential for good and evil in everyone.  He was one of the first writers to use modern prose.  He expanded our vocabulary!  “He was not of an age, but for all time!” –Ben Jonson 
  10. 10. THE RENAISSANCE Renaissance means “rebirth”  This time period in England brought new artistic discoveries, technology, and a new outlook on religion. 
  11. 11. THE RENAISSANCE Literature focused on imitating classic Greek and Latin works, focused on religion, politics, and education  New inventions were: the printing press (Johann Gutenberg), the telescope (Galileo Galilei)  Nicolaus Copernicus also discovered that the sun is at the center of our solar system.  Columbus sailed to the New World  Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation 
  12. 12. SHAKESPEARE HIMSELF We don’t know his actual birthday, but we know that he was born in the village of Stratford-upon-Avon  The estimated date for his birthday is April 23, 1564  He married Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and she was 26. They had 4 children.  Was part of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, an acting troupe that became the King’s Men  Wrote many plays and poems at this time 
  13. 13. THE THEATER IN SHAKESPEARE’S TIME Only morality plays were really popular before the Renaissance  The new genre of comedy was introduced; tragedies were also performed  Plays used to be performed in courtyards before theaters were built during this time 
  14. 14. THE GLOBE THEATER This was the most popular theater in England at the time  Built on the south bank of the river Thames in 1599  Could hold several thousand people  Plays were very popular at the time, brought in lots of money  The actors just followed prompts; the actual plays were written and produced after the performances  Men played female roles 
  15. 15. THE GLOBE THEATER  The audience: Groundlings: commoners who stood in the pit by the stage  Gentry: sat in galleries in the main theater area  Nobles: could sit at the side of the stage  On June 29, 1613, a fire broke out and destroyed the original Globe. A new one was built, but that one was also destroyed in 1642 when the Puritans influenced Parliament to ban theaters.  The original site of the Globe was discovered in the 20th century and a third one was built there. 

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