"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 15

To conclude the study of the play, William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, class members craft an in-class essay comparing Doescher's adaptation to George Lucas's film, Star Wars: A New Hope.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide and discuss the rubric with writers a day or so before scheduling the essay
  • If On Demand writing is not a requirement of your school district, consider providing more support and scaffolding for the assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Presumes class members have experience with in-class, timed writing and with crafting a compare/contrast essay
  • The final lesson in a 10-lesson unit comparing multiple versions and mediums of the story of Star Wars: A New Hope
Pros

  • Packet includes a rubric designed to assess in-class essays
Cons

  • Does not provide scaffolding for the writing activity