Reading King Arthur

March 8, 2010

I love the stories of King Arthur. This LitCast is just an introduction to the stories that we will be reading in class, but I think it makes some good points about why we read this ancient legend.

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The end of Romeo and Juliet

February 24, 2010

This LitCast is dedicated to the final two acts of Romeo and Juliet, but only a summary. This goes along with the other podcasts and the in-class review that we've been doing.

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R&J Act Three Summary

February 11, 2010

Here is a summary of Romeo and Juliet act three that will help prepare students for the act three quiz that will take place on Friday, February 12th.

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Act Two Quotes

February 3, 2010

This is a list of quotes that are of particular importance for the Act Two Quiz for my freshmen students on February 4th, 2010.

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Contrasts in Romeo and Juliet

February 1, 2010

This LitCast talks about how Shakespeare uses contrasts in Romeo and Juliet and asks the question, why would he do that?

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Quotes from Act One of Romeo and Juliet

January 27, 2010

This podcast outlines some quotes from Act One of Romeo and Juliet that may be on the quiz on Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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Tragic Heroes

January 22, 2010

Here is a brief summary of what a tragic hero is and what how we can identify one in literature. Particularly, I hope that students will be able to identify the Tragic hero in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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Romeo and Juliet Introduction

January 20, 2010

A brief introduction about the prologue to Romeo and Juliet.

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LitCast Episode 1

January 15, 2010

This is the first installment of Mr. Becksfort's Literary podcast that gives additional information about the topics that we cover in my 9th grade College Prep English Course at Mariemont High School.

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