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61 resources with the concept tragedies

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Unit: Hamlet

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Encourage readers to determine if Hamlet's madness is actually divinest sense. Class members analyze the words of the play before studying related texts, including T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," scenes from...
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
"It is my lady, O, It is my Love!" Provide class members an opportunity to develop their skills reading difficult text with an exercise that focuses on the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet (Act II, scene ii). Using the provided...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 19

For Teachers 10th Standards
Imperfect heroes, pity and fear, and a fatal flaw are all part of a tragic play. Scholars analyze Shakespeare's Macbeth as an example of the tragedy genre. Pupils demonstrate understanding by completing a Quick Write discussing how...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 18

For Teachers 10th Standards
Macbeth describes life as a light and a candle, suggesting it is fleeting and meaningless. Using the resource, scholars engage in an evidence-based discussion and complete a Quick Write about Shakespeare's use of figurative language in...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 22

For Teachers 10th Standards
The Witches, Lady Macbeth, or Macbeth himself: who is the culprit? Using the resource, pupils craft multi-paragraph essays to present arguments about which character is responsible for the tragedy in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Additionally,...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 21

For Teachers 10th Standards
Which character bears responsibility for the tragedy in Shakespeare's Macbeth? Scholars participate in a gallery walk and complete a Quick Write to support their claims about which character is to blame. 
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 20

For Teachers 10th Standards
Using the resource, scholars work in small groups to rehearse a selected scene from Shakespeare's Macbeth. Finally, they present their interpretive dramatic readings to a group of peers or the whole class and complete a self-assessment...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 17

For Teachers 10th Standards
Madness, violence, despair—the titular character of Shakespeare's Macbeth is spiraling out of control. Pupils first explore the topic with a collaborative jigsaw discussion. At the end of the instructional activity, they write about how...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 15

For Teachers 10th Standards
What goes around, comes around. Using the resource, pupils read Act 4.3 of  Macbeth, in which Macduff and Malcolm make plans to attack Macbeth. Scholars then hold a discussion and complete writing activities to analyze Shakespeare's...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 13

For Teachers 10th Standards
Lady Macduff uses a metaphor to suggest that her husband does not possess the courage of even a small, short-winged bird—ouch! Using the resource, pupils discover Act 4.2 of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Using reading, writing, and discussion,...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 5

For Teachers 10th Standards
When Macbeth says "Nature seems dead," he is using personification. Using the resource, scholars complete a Quick Write to analyze the impact of figurative language on the mood of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Pupils also participate in an...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 10

For Teachers 10th Standards
Is it better to be dead than to "dwell in doubtful joy,"  as Lady Macbeth suggests in Act 3.2 of Shakespeare's Macbeth? Using the resource, scholars work in small groups to discuss how Lady Macbeth and Macbeth begin to unravel following...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 9

For Teachers 10th Standards
How does Shakespeare develop the central idea of agency versus fate in Macbeth? Using the resource, pupils work in small groups to discuss the plot of Act 3.1. Next, they complete a brief writing assignment to analyze how the main idea...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 4

For Teachers 10th Standards
Ambition, murder, nontraditional gender roles ... some problems just can't be fixed in marriage counseling. Learners discuss the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. As a culminating activity, pupils analyze how the characters'...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
How does Lady Macbeth's ambition help advance the plot of Shakespeare's Macbeth? Scholars explore the topic using discussion and a jigsaw activity. Next, they complete a quick write to analyze how Shakespeare develops Lady Macbeth's...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
What is the best way to determine the theme of a text? Pupils analyze how central ideas emerge in Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. They work in small groups and engage in a whole-class discussion to discuss the play's plot. Finally,...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
What do readers discover about a character within the first few sections of a text? Pupils begin reading Shakespeare's Macbeth and analyze the language in the first few scenes of the play. They also demonstrate understanding with a Quick...
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Macbeth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do characters do what they do? Scholars use the resource to explore character motivation in Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. Additionally, they discover pictures, interviews, and videos from the Deutsche Bank production of the play. 
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Why Should You Read "Hamlet"?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Romeo may appeal to more romantic students, but the broodier teenagers in your class are bound to relate to the melancholic, inward-facing Hamlet. Show an enthralling video that summarizes plot elements, characterization, and the...
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Titus Andronicus: Study Guide

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Explore a captivating play about murder, politics, and revenge with the Titus Andronicus curriculum guide. Scholars paraphrase characters' lines and write reviews of the production. The resource also includes handouts about performance...
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Shakespeare's Tragedies and an Acting Lesson: Crash Course Theater #15

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who doesn't love a play where most of the characters die? Such deaths are a defining characteristic of many of Shakespeare's tragedies, the topic of an informational video on the Bard and his works. Along with outlining the plot elements...
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Romeo and Juliet Study Packet

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, a play about star-crossed lovers, resonates deeply with teenagers. The study packet contains study questions for each act of the play. Learners use a graphic organizer to analyze whether characters...
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Bring Julius Caesar to life with a reader's theatre approach that engages the entire class. The opening exercises model the importance of reading with expression while choral reading exercises permit class members to practice their...
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William Shakespeare

For Students 9th - 12th
Is this an interactive resource I see before me? Fret not. Here's a resource filled with sound, and a bit of fury, sure to engage learners in a study of Shakespeare's Scottish play. User can view an interview with Shakespeare, examine...