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Independent work. January 4 – 8, 2009. Monday, January 4. Power words. DLP. Shakespeare was born on April 23 1564 in an small town called Stratford-on-Avon. Shakespeare is very famous today. He was not so well now in his day. Dearth Scarcity that makes dear

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independent work

Independent work

January 4 – 8, 2009

monday january 4
Monday, January 4

Power words

DLP

Shakespeare was born on April 23 1564 in an small town called Stratford-on-Avon.

Shakespeare is very famous today. He was not so well now in his day.

  • Dearth
    • Scarcity that makes dear
    • During a famine, food is dearth
  • Elucidate
    • To give a clarifying explanation
    • One sentence is not enough to elucidate about a main topic.
tuesday january 5
Tuesday, January 5

Power words

DLP

Scholars think that Shakespeares father was a businessman who also served in the local government.

We know hardly nothing about Shakespeare's life.

  • Elicit
    • To call forth or draw out
    • Her remarks elicited cheers
  • Taciturn
    • Temperamentally disinclined to talk
    • Mobsters are taciturn in the courtroom.
wednesday january 6
Wednesday, January 6

Power Words

DLP

Shakespeare was probably educated at the Stratford Grammar School. He was taught latin and greek.

Although we don’t know much about Shakespeare’s life we do know he was married and had three children.

  • Innocuous
    • Producing no injury; harmless
    • Water is an innocuous fluid
  • Innate
    • Existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual from birth.
    • Blonde hair is an innate trait.
thursday january 7
Thursday, January 7

Power words

DLP

By 1594 Shakespeare was part owner of one of the most successful theater companys in London.

By that time however Shakespeare already had a reputation as an actor and play-wright.

  • Tacit
    • Expressed or carried on without words or speech.
    • Her anger was tacit.
  • Sycophant
    • A servile self-seeking flatterer
    • A sycophant is not a person who shows good manners.
friday january 8
Friday, January 8

Power Words

DLP

Shakespeare worked real hard and built the globe theatre.

He wrote 37 plays 154 sonnets and several long poems.

  • Effigy
    • An image or representation especially of a person
    • Calling someone a scrooge is to speak of them in effigy.
  • Embellish
    • To make beautiful with ornamentation; decorate.
    • I love to embellish my scrapbook pages.