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Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic Pentameter

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
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...
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"I am a pirate with a wooden leg": Stomping Iambic Pentameter

For Teachers 7th - 9th
What is blank verse? Iambic pentameter? Meter? Use the attached document to review these ideas with your middle schoolers. This plan has learners get up and stomp to iambic pentameter, which is a fun change from just clapping the meter! 
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 2

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM. The force will be strong in the hearts of your young Jedi as they use their lightsabers to strike the accentted syllables in lines from Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New...
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Blank Verse and Iambic Pentameter

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Shakespeare's use of language is the focus of this short PowerPoint. Each of the three slides describes one way he chose to write his plays: in iambic pentameter, and in couplets. The final slide describes a sonnet, which is a lyric poem...
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Iambic Pentameter

For Students 6th - 10th
What is iambic pentameter? Read through the definition with your learners and study examples of poems that use it. Then, after clapping the rhythms of the sonnet, have learners write their own poems! 
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Julius Caesar: iambic pentameter

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Read in iambic pentameter! Read Julius Caesar and Macbeth to study the famous meter. While the lesson points out the specific passages to use, you'll have to find them and copy them yourself. 
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If I Want Your Advice, I'll Ask for It

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students parody Polonius's speech to his son by writing a script of unsolicited advice which they then deliver to a fellow classmate. They discover that Polonius isn't necessarily original or profound simply because he speaks in iambic...
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Fun With Poetry!

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Here's a fun way to introduce your young poets to literary terms associated with poetry. Colorful and filled with examples that illustrate the terms and their definitions, the entire presentation could be used at the beginning of a unit,...
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An Introduction to Sonnets

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Designed for AP English, this presentation begins with the definition of a sonnet, information about the various types of sonnets, as well as a history of the sonnet. Viewers then have an opportunity to apply their knowledge and...
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Sonnet Worksheet

For Students 7th - 8th
Are your middle schoolers writing a sonnet? Here's a instructional activity to help them craft their first sonnet! Make edits as you see necessary. 
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Days 8 and 9

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How does an author's choice of artistic medium influence an audience? What about how an author chooses to transform original source material? These are the questions class members grapple with as they compare scenes from episode IV...
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Shakespearean Sonnets

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Introduce writers to Shakespeare and the sonnet. They write a Shakespearean sonnet after reading some examples. They understand Shakespearean meter and form after reading Shakespeare's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day." They then...
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Rhythm in Poetry: I Am the Iamb

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
It's fun to write a poem with iambs! Practice using iambs in all types of different poems with an online poetry lesson.
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Feel the Rhythm, Find the Beat

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine meter, rhythmic patterns, rhyme scheme, and iambic pentameter. They watch video clips, read and discuss various Dr. Seuss books, identify the rhyming words and patterns, read and listen to song lyrics, and write...
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As You Like It: Study Guide

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do you get when you combine unrequited love with disguised characters in an enchanted forest? Shakespeare's hilarious As You Like It! Pupils consider multiple perspectives through creative writing. Learners also write love letters...
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The Tempest 1: Bigger Than Me

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
William Shakespeare's work speaks to everyone, regardless of race, gender, or social class. A short video discusses key aspects of the Bard and his craft, including his use of iambic pentameter. Activities accompany the video to help...
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Shakespearean Sonnet Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Stanzas, quatrains, couplets. Rhyme scheme, iambic pentameter, volta. Class members conclude their study of Shakespearian sonnets with a project designed to demonstrate their understanding of the key elements of this fixed form of...
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Stomping and Romping with Shakespeare

For Teachers K - 3rd
Did you know that Green Eggs and Ham is written in iambic pentameter? Model the rhythm of language using Dr. Seuss’s tale. Direct class members to march about the room tapping their right foot on the first syllable and stomping their...
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Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting - Romeo & Juliet Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
Thinking about using Romeo and Juliet with your honors or AP class? Consider showing this video as an introduction and overview to Shakespeare, Elizabethan theatre, and the play. The narrator's obvious scholarship, fast pace, and quirky...
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 3

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
To make the point that there are many forms of language, each with its own purpose, class members select 10 lines from Doescher's play, translate these lines first into contemporary English and then into "SMS/Tweet." 
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 1

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
"Now is the summer of our happiness/Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" Luke Skywalker meets Hamlet in a 10-lesson unit based on Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope. Using Star Wars® as source...
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Twelfth Night

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether you choose to include Twelfth Night in your course or whether Shakespeare's comedy has been thrust upon you, be not afraid to incorporate an interactive resource into your study of Shakespeare's tale of loss, love, and identity....
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Basics of Poetry

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Poetry is often referred to as compressed speech—compressed because poets choose their words for their sound, as well as their meaning, and carefully arrange these words to create the maximum effect. Introduce class members to...
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Macbeth: Staging It

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
When Macbeth sees a vision of a dagger floating in midair, is he afraid, confident, or excited? Using an interactive online resource, scholars get their say! Pupils direct their own scene from Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's Macbeth....

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