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Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy

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Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Haley Fishburn Moore

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Calendar Activities

Printouts

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Constructing New Understanding Through Choral Readings of Shakespeare

After reading The Tempest or any other play by William Shakespeare, students work in small groups to plan, compose, and perform a choral reading based on a character or theme.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   1 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Plot Diagram

The Plot Diagram is an organizational tool focusing on a pyramid or triangular shape, which is used to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Stapleless Book

The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Comic Creator

The Comic Creator invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Inquiry & Analysis

Drama Map

Students analyzing a play can map out the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution for a variety purposes. This interactive is aimed at secondary students.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

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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PRINTOUTS

Grades   6 – 12  |  Printout  |  Assessment Tool

Group and Self-Evaluation

Students use this printout to evaluate both their own performance in a group as well as the actions of their group members.

 

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