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Understanding Shakespeare: "Sonnet 18"
9th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Give life to a study of sonnets with a plan that models a lovely and more temperate approach to literary analysis. The resource packet includes a carefully scaffolded plan, graphic organizers, a copy of the poem, and everything else...
My Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Curriculum Guide
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
No one knows the whole story surrounding Julius Caesar's death, but William Shakespeare's version of the event is certainly entertaining. A curriculum guide designed to accompany Julius Caesar makes the text even more engaging by...
Understanding Shakespeare: "When Icicles Hang By the Wall"
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
“When icicles hang on the wall” speech from Love’ Labor Lost provides class members with an opportunity to analyze figurative language. Groups identify the sensory appeals in the speech, both positive and negative, and then infer the...
Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic Pentameter
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Spice up your traditional approach to teaching poetic structure with a wonderful animated video, which not only covers such terms as foot, meter, verse, but also stresses Shakespeare's unique use of iambic pentameter to convey emotion...
Did Shakespeare Write His Plays?
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can we test whether lines ascribed to William Shakespeare were actually written by someone else? Science and linguistics join forces in this fantastic TED-Ed video to help us investigate the theory of whether history's greatest writer...
It's Elementary!: Stomping and Romping with Shakespeare
4th - 7th
What do William Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss have in common? Why, they both write in iambic tetrameter, of course. While most of his plays are written in iambic pentameter, Shakespeare’s songs, like Green Eggs and Ham, are examples of...
Straight Outta Stratford-Upon-Avon - Shakespeare's Early Days: Crash Course Theater #14
11 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Who would've guessed that a boy from the sleepy town Stratford-upon-Avon would grow up to become one of the greatest playwrights of all time? Scholars only know a few details about Shakespeare's early life, but that information is the...