P.S. ELA-1 Language: Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
A. Notice and correct grammatical and mechanical errors in writing.
P.S ELA-2 Reading Analysis: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
A. Evaluate the relevant themes and synthesize how they are present in the novel in oral and written responses.
P.S ELA-3 Reading Craft and Structure: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of a text.
A. Understand SOAPSTone: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, Tone
P.S. ELA-7 Speaking and Listening: Engage effectively in a well-reasoned exchange of ideas
A. Attentively listen to the words of a speaker.
The Mark Antony speech in Shakespeare’s tragedy Julius Caesar represents
one of the most often practiced scholastic recitals in all of literature. The speech punctuates a turning point in the play where Mark Antony’s tactful oration supersedes Brutus’ speech to the plebians. Mark Antony’s oration as well underscores the chicanery that prevails throughout the play. Memorizing the speech, therefore, requires the student to focus on an important literary development while promoting the practice of the performance indicators expressed above.
You are required to memorize Mark Antony’s eulogy of Julius Caesar; (pages 121-123, lines 82-17), included is a copy of the lines that you are responsible to memorize:
And I must pause till it come back to me.