HOW DOES OUR CULTURE AFFECT
THE DECISIONS WE MAKE?
2nd Quarter: Day 1
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
Be prepared to share!
VERBS show action or
state of being and
make up the main part
of the predicate of a
In your writing, use
WEAK linking verbs!
(is, are, was, were)
VERBALS are words
formed from verbs, but
they function like
another part of speech.
PARTICIPLES look like verbs, but act like
adjectives! They are a type of verbal.
The reading student
A fallen leaf
A tried solution
COMMON ENDINGS FOR PARTICIPLES
The singing girl drove to school.
The opened can of chili was thrown away.
He saw the broken window in the abandoned
The lent library book got lost in the move.
The dog ran through the freshly mown grass.
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.
WHY IS SHAKESPEARE IMPORTANT?
He wrote about basic themes of human life, such as
love, war, and the potential for good and evil in
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
This time period in
England brought new
technology, and a new
outlook on religion.
Literature focused on imitating classic Greek and
Latin works, focused on religion, politics, and
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
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
THE THEATER IN SHAKESPEARE’S TIME
Only morality plays were really popular before the
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
THE GLOBE THEATER
This was the most popular theater in England at the
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
The actors just followed prompts; the actual plays
were written and produced after the performances
Men played female roles
THE GLOBE THEATER
Groundlings: commoners who stood in the pit by the
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.