High schoolers discover the two main ingredients of a play: speech and actions. They then listen to a shortened version of "Macbeth" and write down one sentence to describe what is happening in each of the comic-strip cells.
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 1
"Now is the summer of our happiness/Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" Luke Skywalker meets Hamlet in a 10-lesson unit based on Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope. Using Star Wars® as source...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Strategies and Literary Elements
Introduce your freshmen to reading comprehension strategies and key literary elements with a year's worth of lessons and exercises. Each lesson focuses on a specific literary device and includes a definition of the term, a passage that...
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Capitalization and Punctuation
How many of the pupils in your language arts class can differentiate between a colon and a semicolon? Clarify common conventions, including end punctuation, proper capitalization, and sentence structure, with a series of helpful grammar...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 12 ELA Module 3
Gun, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond is one of the seminal works of historical nonfiction from the late 20th century. Use the author's claims and supporting evidence to guide your high school seniors through their own research project,...
12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
As the saying goes: there are no new stories. Standard 9 for reading literature in the Common Core addresses this fact and requires that young scholars be able to analyze how authors use the themes, stories, and characters of earlier...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Acting Out with Shakespeare: Lesson 3
Pupils examine the role Shakespeare and his works play in our culture. In this langauge arts lesson, students also examine what actors do when preparing for a role. Pupils engage in a game intended to build confidence then they move into...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Comparative Close Reading Poetry Analysis: "All that lives must die..." - Shakespeare
Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Emily Dickinson's "Because I could not stop for death . . ." are the focus of a series of close reading exercises that help learners develop their skill reading challenging text....
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed