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Unit Plan
Trinity University

The Shakespearean Sonnet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a great lesson to teach your class everything they need to know about Shakespearean sonnets? Here's such a lesson. "Sonnet #18" launches a study of the Shakespearean sonnet. Scholars watch two Prezi presentations that provide...
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Activity
Royal Shakespeare Company

RSC Activity Toolkit: Hamlet

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
There is a method in a 28-page Hamlet toolkit. Rogues, peasant slaves, and young actors have an opportunity to engage in 11 activities that enable them to experience Hamlet in a whole new way. What a piece of work!
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Website
Shakespeare Globe Trust

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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Star Wars in the Classroom

"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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Star Wars in the Classroom

"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-instructional activity unit based on Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope. Using Star Wars®...
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Star Wars in the Classroom

"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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Poetry Society

War Horse and WWI Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library. As part of their study of War Horse individuals create an anthology of World War I poetry. 
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Interactive
Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Meter and Rhyme (English II Reading)

For Students 10th
Imagine an interactive that teaches young poets all the essential elements of poetry. This colorful resource does just that. Players are introduced to rhythm, meter, and rhyme schemes using famous poems. They practice marking the...
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Utah Education Network (UEN)

7th Grade Poetry: Sonnet Poem

For Teachers 7th Standards
Two sonnets provide seventh graders with examples of Shakespearean sonnets. After discussing the story of the poems and analyzing their rhyme scheme and rhythm, young poets craft a Shakespearian sonnet and share their work with two...
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Utah Education Network (UEN)

8th Grade Poetry: Assess

For Teachers 8th Standards
Eighth graders craft a Petrarchan sonnet and respond to a performance assessment to demonstrate what they have learned in this five-lesson plan poetry unit.
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Lesson Plan
K20 LEARN

#Unstressed #Stressed: Shakespearean Sonnets And Iambic Pentameter

For Teachers 9th Standards
Does any word rhyme with orange? Young poets try their hand at crafting a Shakespearean sonnet by first creating list of rhyming words. They then examine the use of unstressed and stressed syllables in iambic pentameter and the rhyme...
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Study Guide
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Penguin Books

A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A 24-page teacher's guide to Romeo and Juliet includes scene-by-scene plot summaries, focus, discussion questions, and suggestions for individual and group projects.
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Study Guide
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Penguin Books

A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
With the help of this teacher's guide, it won't take 12 nights for scholars to complete their study of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy about twins Viola and Sebastian. Pompous prigs, he shes, fatuous fools, and lovelorn lovers...
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Study Guide
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Penguin Books

A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Macbeth by William Shakespeare

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Double, double scholars' appreciation of the Scottish Play with a guide that adds a rich brew of pre-reading background information, chapter discussion questions, activities, and writing prompts to provide readers with a "firm and good"...
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Unit Plan
Trinity University

Framing Poetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The big idea in this poetry unit plan is that structure and content work together to create meaning. Class members learn how to identify and mark the metrical patterns and line lengths used in poems. They study the structure of various...
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Activity
Royal Shakespeare Company

RSC Activity Toolkit: Much Ado About Nothing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Are you frustrated by searching for activities to engage readers in their study of Much Ado About Nothing? Sigh no more. Young thespians will find much to do in this Royal Shakespeare Company 23-page Toolkit. Included in the sections are...
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Activity
Royal Shakespeare Company

RSC Activity Toolkit: Macbeth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Are you looking for great activities to incorporate in a unit study of the Scottish play, Macbeth? You need not prick your thumb leafing through pages of ideas; instead, something marvelous your way comes in a 20-activity toolkit from...
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Activity
Poetry4kids

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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Activity
Poetry4kids

Rhythm in Poetry: The Basics

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What makes a great poem sound so good? Learn the rhythmic secrets of poetry with an explanatory online lesson.
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Star Wars in the Classroom

"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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Worksheet
Curated OER

Sonnet Worksheet

For Students 7th - 8th
Are your middle schoolers writing a sonnet? Here's a worksheet to help them craft their first sonnet! Make edits as you see necessary. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

"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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PPT
Curated OER

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...