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2 years ago

This lesson offers an introduction to Petrarch (1304-1374) and the influence he had on sonnet writing in the 16th and 17th centuries and beyond. It provides a context for understanding ...

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2 years ago

For students, modern sonnets can be a good introduction to both a classic form of the sonnet and to one of its most recurrent and popular themes, lost love. Examining a modern poet's ...

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2 years ago

As a class and then in small groups, students will analyze a sonnet for diction, syntax, literary devices, and rhetorical strategies.

#CloseReading #CommonCore
#Sonnets

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2 years ago

Students will perform the prologue to Romeo and Juliet as a pre-reading activity. Through movement and vocal work, students will work in groups to create a brief presentation of the ...

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2 years ago

Through identifying literary techniques in Romeo’s speech to Juliet in 1.5, students will compare imagery and diction in Romeo’s speech and Gough’s Academy of Complements (1684).

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2 years ago

Students will analyze Petrarchan conventions within the three sonnets in Romeo and Juliet and evaluate whether Juliet adheres to or rejects the conventions.

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2 years ago

Students will analyze a scene and by utilizing textual evidence, create a performance that contains appropriate movement and tone.

#CommonCore #AMidsummerNightsDream

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2 years ago

Students will use research and socratic questioning to enhance their understanding of the scene and to analyze the mechanicals in the play.

#AMidsummerNightsDream #CommonCore

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2 years ago

Students will create descriptions of weird sisters based on analysis of the following sources: the play; the primary source, Holinshed’s The Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande; ...

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2 years ago

Students will be introduced to Macbeth by creating a scene based purely on dialgoue using a script without character names and stage directions.

#Macbeth #CommonCore

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