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  1. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    An Exploration of The Crucible through Seventeenth-Century Portraits
    In this lesson, students incorporate analyses of characters from The Crucible with examinations of original seventeenth-century portraits of Puritans to create a visual portrait of the character. The project culminates in a "Portrait Gallery Walk" where students present and defend their artwork.
  2. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan
    An Introduction to Julius Caesar Using Multiple-Perspective Universal Theme Analysis
    This resource is an introduction to William Shakespeare's tragic play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, through the study of universal themes using multiple-perspective investigations of betrayal scenarios.
  3. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Happily Ever After? Exploring Character, Conflict, and Plot in Dramatic Tragedy
    By exploring the decisions points in a tragedy, students consider how the plot of the story can change if the key characters make a different choice at the turning point.
  4. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    In Literature, Interpretation is the Thing
    Students consider Shakespearean literature to be or not to be useful in a modern context when they analyze the relationship between text and reader interpretation.
  5. Professional Development | Grades   5 – 9  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Power of Picture Books, The: Using Content Area Literature in Middle School
    Featuring descriptions and activities for fifty exceptional titles, Mary Jo Fresch and Peggy Harkins offer a wealth of ideas for harnessing the power of picture books to improve reading and writing in the content areas.
  6. Professional Development | Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book
    Reading Shakespeare with Young Adults
    Dakin explores different methods for getting students engaged--and excited--about Shakespeare's plays as they learn to construct meaning from the texts' sixteenth-century language and connect it to their twenty-first-century lives.
  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   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.
  9. 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.
  10. Classroom Resources | Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson
    Unlocking the Underlying Symbolism and Themes of a Dramatic Work
    This lesson plan invites students to consider characters from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Students explore a selected character and write poems about objects associated with that character.