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one year ago

Ayanna Thompson is a professor at George Washington University.

#Othello #FromtheFolgerCollection #ScholarlyPerspective #Essay #HighSchool

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one year ago

Students will be introduced to the drama and language of Shakespeare by delivering the famous last words of his characters. Students will infer character motivation from the text.

#Differentiation ...

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one year ago

Students will perform a close reading of a scene from Shakespeare (or another complex text). Students will evaluate the more important elements of a scene including plot, tone, and ...

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one year ago

Students will evaluate the dynamics of the scene using a basic movement game to figure out how Viola's words fail and succeed in wooing Olivia.

#CommonCore

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one year ago

This is a good exercise in collaborative learning as composing a sonnet as a class or a group can be an effective way of reinforcing understanding of the sonnet’s pattern and of paving ...

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Students will examine a sonnet by one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, Michael Drayton, indebted to Petrarch, emphasizing the distress and turmoil of love. This activity leads students ...

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one year ago

Students will read and respond to a Shakespearean sonnet which is in the Petrarchan tradition but mocks its conventions. This lesson should begin to give students some ideas about why ...

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one year ago

Breaking a sonnet down into phrases and presenting it dramatically can help students to listen to the words and follow the thought of the poem.

#Listening #Poetry #Annotation ...

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one year ago

Students will chorally read Sonnet 138 and respond to discussion questions to clarify meaning, get to know the style and language of the sonnet, and make inferences about the sonnet's ...

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one year ago

Students will understand that many different kinds of sonnets are being written today and will read sonnets addressing familiar themes in contemporary language.

#Poetry #CommonCore ...

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