Reading Shakespeare's King Lear
Twelfth graders read William Shakespeare's "King Lear" and draw connections to King James I with King Lear.
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The Tempest: Linked Text Set (Pre-Reading)
Before you begin your unit on William Shakespeare's The Tempest, introduce the themes of the play with a lesson based on the biblical story of Joseph. Taking your high schoolers through selected text from Genesis 17-44, the lesson...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II
Gentle sleep eludes poor King Henry IV. Uneasy under the weight of his responsibilities, Henry contemplates the darkness of the night and in his soul. To develop their skill reading difficult text, class members engage in a close reading...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
King Lear - Another Shakespearean Massacre: Fun Trivia Quiz
Capture your learners' attention with this online quiz on the characters who die in William Shakespeare's King Lear. Readers of The Bard answer ten multiple choice questions that detail 10 ways that different characters die during the...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Patriarchy in King Lear and As I Lay Dying
King Lear, “Papa Doc” Duvalier, Colonel Walter E. Kurtz and Anse Bundren? Imagine a unit that examines the tragic hero and patriarchy in King Lear, As I Lay Dying and Apocalypse Now. To liven the brew, learners are asked to include in...
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts