Understanding Shakespeare - "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind"

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Expose your class to Shakespearean language with a manageable excerpt from As You Like It. A wonderfully comprehensive plan, this resource requires pupils to use higher-level thinking skills to interact with a complex text and connect literary devices to thematic meaning. Middle schoolers will examine diction, imagery, sound devices, figurative language, and more through the six provided activities.

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Pros

  • Teaching and analysis strategies can be used with this particular text or with any other piece of literature
  • Incredibly detailed and well-thought-out plan
  • Provides many materials, including the text, several worksheets, and a paragraph template
Cons

  • There is no rubric provided for the writing assignment, so you'll need to create your own rubric with the guidelines listed in the resource
  • Since the text and required activities are complex, the lesson might take longer than the two-to-three class period estimate