LIT: Then, for the remainder of our first class period today, we looked more closely at the characters of Brutus and Portia from Act 2, scene 1. We discussed Brutus's dilemma (to kill Caesar or not) in lines 10 - 35; we looked at the relationship between Portia and Brutus, from Portia's perspective, as seen in the same scene, lines 275 - 300.
Then, the grammar guest lecturers took over and taught us all about Adjectives. We learned that adjectives are modifiers that describe nouns or pronouns. Adjectives tell us "which one?" "what kind?" and "how many?" - which means numbers are adjectives. (Who knew?) Articles (a, an, and the) are special kinds of adjectives that tell "which one." We also learned that we can make a proper adjective from a proper noun (so a noun like "Japan" can become the adjective "Japanese"). Notes from the guest lecture are here.