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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Analyzing Character in Hamlet through Epitaphs
    Students create epitaphs for characters from a tragedy, such as Hamlet.
  2. Professional Development | Grades   2 – 7  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Creating Lifelong Readers Through Independent Reading
    This book provides information on the benefits of independent reading, how to set up a classroom library, and ways to actively engage students in independent reading.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   2 – 4  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Exploring the Subtext Strategy: Thinking Beyond the Text
    What is it like to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? Students find out in this lesson in which they "become" the characters in Judith Viorst's book.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 23
    In 1564, William Shakespeare was born on this day.
    Based on grade level, students learn about rhyming structure, experiment with the Shakespearean Insult Kit, or study scenes from Othello and watch an adaptation of that scene from the movie O.
  5. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 27
    Playwright August Wilson was born in 1945.
    Students use the Timeline Tool and Drama Map to create a decade-by-decade record and play of their community's history.
  6. Classroom Resources | Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    Plotting a Plan to Improve Writing: Using Plot Scaffolds
    Students really get into character in this lesson as they act out the parts of a script and analyze character motivations and dialogue.
  7. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Renaissance Humanism in Hamlet and The Birth of Venus
    After reading Shakespeare's Hamlet, students identify, analyze, and explain how elements in Botticelli's painting Birth of Venus and examples from the play illustrate the philosophy of Renaissance Humanism.
  8. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit
    The Ten-Minute Play: Encouraging Original Response to Challenging Texts
    Students use both analytical and creative skills to adapt passages from a novel with significant internal dialogue and conflict, such as Toni Morrison's Beloved, into a ten-minute play.
  9. Classroom Resources | Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 12
    Today is D.E.A.R. Day!
    April 12 is known as D.E.A.R Day! D.E.A.R. stands for "Drop Everything and Read," a national month-long celebration of reading designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Tragic Love: Introducing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
    This lesson introduces students to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by having them examine the ideas of tragedy and tragic love by connecting the story to their own lives.