GRAMMAR: Today's quick grammar lesson was about pronouns that follow prepositions. Since they are always OBJECTS of the preposition, then we need to use the OBJECT pronouns. (Makes sense, right?) We also learned that it's polite to list ourselves as an object pronoun last if there's a list of things before.
Notes and practice sheet attached below.
LIT: Then, we turned our attention to the turmoil going on back in Ancient Rome. Antony is busy making his "hit list" of people to eliminate so they don't give the new triumvirate any trouble. Meanwhile, Cassius and Brutus are arguing and fighting between themselves. We reviewed the action of the first two scenes in act 4 (they're short) - and then started reading scene 3 (it's much longer) with a partner. We reviewed the expectations for the active reading (highlighting the characters when each first appears in the scene, noting literary elements, documenting thinking and text interactions, and keeping track of themes: honor, loyalty, rhetoric -- and rhetorical devices). Since we read with a partner, we made sure to stop regularly and check in to restate the action in our words.
Homework: Continue reading act 4, scene 3 ... TIP: it helps to read it aloud. It helps MORE to read it WITH someone.