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Becoming History Detectives Using Shakespeare’s Secret

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Becoming History Detectives Using Shakespeare’s Secret

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Lisa L. Owens

Lisa L. Owens

Issaquah, Washington

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Professional Library

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Choosing, Chatting, and Collecting: Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy

Students identify interesting words from Shakespeare's plays and add them to a classroom vocabulary collection.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Analyzing Advice as an Introduction to Shakespeare

Popular culture provides an introduction to Shakespeare's poetic devices in this lesson, which asks students to explore an excerpt from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Star-Crossed Lovers Online: Romeo and Juliet for a Digital Age

Explore the modern significance of an older text, such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, by asking students to create their own modern interpretation of specific events from the drama.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

ReadWriteThink Notetaker

Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Cube Creator

The interactive Cube Creator helps students identify and summarize key elements. It can be used as a prewriting or postreading activity.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 23

In 1564, William Shakespeare was born on this day.

Based on grade level, students learn about rhyming structure, experiment with the Shakespearean Insult Kit, or study scenes from Othello and watch an adaptation of that scene from the movie O.

 

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 15

Beware the Ides of March!

Students discuss and categorize superstitions, define a superstition, and compare the similarities and difference between proverbs and superstitions.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Reading Shakespeare with Young Adults

Dakin explores different methods for getting students engaged--and excited--about Shakespeare's plays as they learn to construct meaning from the texts' sixteenth-century language and connect it to their twenty-first-century lives.

 

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