LESSON FIVE: Bridging the Language Gap
Students read Act II Scene III, small groups work on paraphrasing.
R1H Apply paraphrasing skills to comprehend, interpret, and translate text into modern English.
R2A Recognize the text features of drama in grade-level text.
W3C Write a dialogue with originality and individual perspective that interprets the text into modern English.
§ Source of Literature
o Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
§ Handouts provided
§ Words to know
o text features
o point of view
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Scoring Guide
Students are given a set of lines (five to ten) for one of the characters from Act III Scene I. Students rewrite the lines into modern English. Scoring guide provided.
Choose a line or lines from the text for student evaluation and paraphrasing.
Model rewriting lines into modern English before students are given the assignment.
Have you ever been frightened in a dream?
What are the characters’ alliances and viewpoints during Act I, Scene I?
Caesar objected to being flattered. Is flattery ever desirable? Explain your answer.
How do you decipher the meaning of a line?
When would you use this skill in real life?