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English Literature - General

Lesson Plan: William Shakespeare's Plays are Published for the First Time

Lesson Details

Subject: English Literature

Grade Level: High School

Duration: 90 minutes

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the historical context of William Shakespeare's plays
  • Understand the significance of the publication of Shakespeare's plays
  • Analyze the impact of Shakespeare's plays on literature and culture
  • Can write a short essay on the publication of Shakespeare's plays

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the historical context of William Shakespeare's plays and the significance of their publication. Students will then work in small groups to analyze excerpts from Shakespeare's plays and discuss their impact on literature and culture. Finally, students will individually write a short essay on the publication of Shakespeare's plays.

Resources/Materials

  • Copies of William Shakespeare's plays
  • Excerpts from Shakespeare's plays
  • Writing materials

Activities

  1. Lecture on the historical context of Shakespeare's plays (20 minutes)
  2. Small group analysis of excerpts from Shakespeare's plays (30 minutes)
  3. Class discussion on the impact of Shakespeare's plays (20 minutes)
  4. Individual essay writing (20 minutes)
  5. Essay sharing and feedback (20 minutes)

Assessment

Assessment will be based on the quality of the individual essays and participation in the small group analysis and class discussion.

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13 months ago
This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

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