English 11 Syllabus Updates

Week Thirteen Syllabus Update

In the right context, every word is a profanity.

                                       Sherman Alexie

Week Thirteen (4.6-4.10):

Monday: No school.

Tuesday: Return to the Hamlet Anticipation Guide blog response.

1) Respond to any questions asked of you by classmates.

2) Respond to the same two claims from the guide with your Hamlet answer. These answers need specific references to the play—the more specific, the better.

We will then work on our Hamlet text review, using quotations to identify the main events and themes of the play. Our test will combine the terms we noted during our reading/viewing (we will review those tomorrow) with the quotations from our review. That test will be Thursday, thereby allowing you a Eng 11-free Prom Weekend.

“To Prom or not to Prom

That is the question

Whether tis nobler in the mind

To suffer the tweets and whispers

About your prom dress

To sleep? Perchance not.”


Continue with the Hamlet quotation review and add the terms review.

Below are the terms you need to know for the test. You need to not only define the terms, but explain to the fullest extent how the term applies to Shakespeare and/or Hamlet itself.




iambic pentameter

in media res


conflict (internal and external)

Anyone looking for an extra credit opportunity: Memorize eight or more lines of any soliloquy and present it to the class. Talk to me if you are interested.


Hamlet terms and quotations test.

Click on the link below:

Hamlet test


IIP reading and notetaking time. Remember that your next/last IIP reflection is due next Friday, April 17.


Email me when people comment –

You need to be a member of polkingclassroom to add comments!

Join polkingclassroom