Today I collected the Mockingbird papers. If you were absent, please contact me immediately. If your absence today was unexcused, you can only receive half credit for the paper. I also collected Mockingbird books from the students who had them and were finished with the papers. Then I introduced Romeo and Juliet by talking a little bit about plays in general and Shakespeare specifically. We read and paraphrased the prologue at the start of the play to get started with the text.