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Reading Literature - Romeo and Juliet
“What is the theme of this story?” Now there’s a question all pupils dread. Rather than encountering a sea of faces that look like they were painted by Edward Munch, face a classroom filled with smiles and confidence. Show your readers how to determine the theme of a work.
11th - 12th All 19 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
There is nothing more frustrating than discussing theme in literature, and now the Common Core requires that your learners determine two or more, and discuss the development of it throughout the text. This is crazy, but manageable with the information and structure in this resource that will transform your learners' definition of theme from a moral of a story into an exploration of universal experiences in literature.
11th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Standards Focus: Motif, The Scarlet Letter Literature Guide
In this The Scarlet Letter motif worksheets, students read a 1 paragraph informative selection regarding motif before they complete a graphic organizer regarding motifs and their use in the Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads
Themes and Motifs in Macbeth Act Five
How do themes and motifs build and develop through Act Five of Macbeth? With this two-page worksheet, readers record quotations that represent themes like ambition, conscience, and manhood. In addition, they speak to symbols like blood, clothing, and darkness.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
"Your Son, Your Only One" - The Sacrifice of Isaac as a Motif in Holocaust Poetry
Class groups examine a series of poems that use Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Isaac as a motif in Holocaust poetry. Included are questions, notes to the teacher, and bibliographical information on each poem. The activities could be used as part of a study of the Holocaust or as part of a discussion of universal values.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Close Reading in the Classroom
Close reading is key to the analysis and interpretation of literature. A close reading of the title and the epigraph of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” offers readers an opportunity to examine how even single words or names can contribute to the development of a motif or theme.
11th - 12th Language Arts 83 Views 108 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Literature - The Ruin
Cross-comparison, the technique of focusing on two different texts with the same themes, motifs, events, etc., is employed in an exercise that asks groups to examine two different translations of “The Ruin,” a poem, written in Old English, included in the Exeter Book of Anglo-Saxon poetry.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Traditional Literature: Myth, Legend, Fable, Folktale
Review the values of traditional literature. Each slide traces the history of oral storytelling, prominent literary figures, and explores the values of teaching through traditional literature. The presentation could be used as a teacher resource, or as a unit introduction.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
First Grade Molas
First graders study the artistic customs of the Cuna people of the Caribbean. In this ancient peoples lesson, 1st graders create an animal motif mola like the ones they have been studying of the Cuna people. Some excellent photos of molas are embedded in the plan.
1st Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Sarabande and Gigue form Partita no.4 in D major, BWV 828
Challenge your music students with this worksheet, which includes twenty-one questions about J.S. Bach's Sarabande and Gigue form Partita no.4 in D major, BWV 828. Students compare the two sections (bars 1-12, bars 13-38) by answering questions about the introduction, motifs, and rhythmic repetition.
12th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 25 Downloads
Literary Terms Quiz
Use this literary terms quiz as either a pre-test or summative assessment! Twenty-six questions test your middle and high schooler's knowledge of different literary terms like protagonist, allusion, irony, metaphor, and motif. It's a great quick assessment!
7th - 10th Language Arts 53 Views 344 Downloads
Holocaust Studies: Five Poems by Dan Pagis
Teaching a unit on the Holocaust? Consider using the personal statements of Dan Pagis’s poetry to contrast with the more “distanced” historical accounts found in textbooks. Five poems, discussion questions, and background notes are included in the richly detailed plan.
11th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 8 Downloads
The Crucible Jeopardy
Review the characters, motifs, motives, vocabulary and events in Arthur Miller's The Crucible with a student-produced Jeopardy game. Consider using the presentation as a model for class members to critique before asking them to produce their own versions of this classic TV game show.
7th - 12th Language Arts 19 Views 36 Downloads
Shakespeare Film Clip Assignment Worksheet
For this Shakespeare Film Clip worksheet, learners list main ideas in the play, important images and motifs, and chose at least six main scenes or quotes that relate to the theme. Students then discuss what is complex or contradictory or nuanced about the ideas represented in their filmclip.
10th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Interpreting Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Students read and analyze Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." In small groups they conduct research, and create a slideshow presentation that presents their analyses of plot, character, theme, symbol, and motif to the class.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
In this frieze pattern worksheet, students draw frieze patterns that can be constructed from a given motif. They perform translations, glide reflections, horizontal and vertical reflections and 180 degree rotations. This one-page worksheet contains eight multi-step problems.
Higher Ed Math 3 Views 9 Downloads