LESSON THREE: Choosing Sides
Students explore point of view, tone, and alliance.
R2A Recognize the text features of drama in grade-level text.
R2C Use details from text to comprehend point of view and the effect of the dialogue.
§ Source of Literature
o Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
o Note cards with designated role for each student
§ Handouts provided
o Alliance Graphic Organizer
§ Words to know
o text features
o point of view
Students describe the point of view and tone for each of the following characters: Brutus, Cassius, Marc Antony, and Caesar. Students note alliances at the beginning of the play.
What are the two sides of the controversy in Julius Caesar?
Which side seems to have the most power in the beginning of the play?
What is the power struggle in this scene?
How is the point of view towards Caesar’s continued rule reflected in the dialogue? Use text details to support your answer.
What words illustrate tone in these passages?
4. One student from each group (jigsaw) reports to the class point of view and tone for each of the four characters.
What is it?
Jigsaw is a co-operative learning structure that promotes the sharing and understanding of ideas or texts.
What is its purpose?
Jigsaw facilitates learning in two areas; the social skills of positive interdependence and equal participation and the academic skill of acquiring knowledge and understanding. Expert group members share that information with home team members so that each member of that team puts a piece of the ‘jigsaw’ together, forming the basis of holistic understanding of a topic.
How do I do it?