Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Body Biography

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Pause in your reading of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to take an in-depth look at the characters. Learners examine a chosen character by drawing a body and assigning quotes and traits to specific areas of the body, thinking about symbols, colors, and other aspects along the way.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the assignment by asking learners to write a paragraph about their character after creating and sharing their body biographies
  • Post these around the room and hold a gallery walk
Classroom Considerations

  • The plan suggests that a sample biography would be useful, but it doesn't include one; consider taking some time to create one so that your pupils know what is expected

  • Comes with an assignment handout that lists the requirements for the project and suggestions for how to get started
  • The plan includes independent work, group discussion, and a presentation element

  • None
Common Core