Launching A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Universal Appeal of Shakespeare, Part 2

As scholars prepare to read Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, they first read the article "Shakespeare's Universal Appeal Examined" and analyze its central idea. Next, pupils complete Frayer Model worksheets to develop a deeper understanding of what it means to control another person's actions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have partners discuss which universal literary themes might appeal to people of all ages and walks of life 
Classroom Considerations
  • 7th of 18 consecutive lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 2B, Unit 1 series
  • Before teaching the lesson, display the gallery walk images from lesson one
  • Requires dictionaries for each individual
Pros
  • Includes comprehensive teaching notes
  • Provides a lesson agenda, vocabulary, and a list of needed materials
Cons
  • None
Common Core