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Power and Loyalty: Using Investigative Skills to Study Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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Power and Loyalty: Using Investigative Skills to Study Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Unit Overview

POWER AND LOYALTY: USING INVESTIGATIVE SKILLS TO STUDY SHAKESPEARE'S JULIUS CAESAR

10th grade
10 lessons
This unit focuses on reading and interpreting William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The primary reading material is Julius Caesar.Specific strategies:  Pre-reading strategies, information gathering, listening skills and strategies, verbal presentation.This unit consists of  10 lessons. The unit is designed to provide students with an insight into reading Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s characters, plot development and word choice.
Handouts including graphic organizers
Formative and Summative Assessment
Glossary

Unit Plan: Lessons

Making Connections with History Word HTML (with links to documents)
Getting to Know William Shakespeare Word HTML (with links to documents)
The Globe Theatre Word HTML (with links to documents)
Shakespeare's Treasure Hunt Word HTML (with links to documents)
Themes in Julius Caesar Word HTML (with links to documents)
Shakespeare's Language Word HTML (with links to documents)
Tips for Understanding Shakespeare Word HTML (with links to documents)
Character Development Word HTML (with links to documents)
Power and Loyalty Cause-Effect Graphic Organizer Word HTML (with links to documents)
Brutus on Trial Word HTML (with links to documents)

Essential Questions:

Why is it important for directions to be clear and concise?

How can you overcome the challenge of not being able to follow directions?

What challenges do you face when asked to compare and contrast two pieces of literature?

Summative Assessment and Scoring Guides:

 
 

PREVIOUS LEARNING

TARGETED LEARNING

FUTURE LEARNING

 

Apply pre-reading skills to aid comprehension. Access prior knowledge, preview, predict and set a purpose.

 

R1    Apply pre-reading skills to aid comprehension. Access prior knowledge, preview, predict and set a purpose.

 

 

 

Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze and evaluate fiction, poetry and drama from a variety of cultures and times.

 

R2     Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze and evaluate fiction, poetry and drama from a variety of cultures and times.

 

 

Write effectively in various forms and types of writing.

W3        Write effectively in various forms and types of writing.

 

 

Develop and apply effective listening skills and strategies.

LS1   Develop and apply effective listening skills and strategies.

 

 

Develop and apply effective research process skills to gather, analyze and evaluate information

IL1    Develop and apply effective research process skills to gather, analyze and evaluate information.