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A Christmas Carol - The Story

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Thirty-six pages familiarize scholars with the story and vocabulary of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading and listening to an abbreviated version of the holiday tale learners show what they know about the sequence of...
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MTV and Othello

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading Acts III and IV of Othello, give your class a fun, interactive, music-related activity. Begin by asking students about songs they have heard in movies or plays. Let them look up the lyrics online and ruminate about the...
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EngageNY Grade10 ELA: Module 4, Unit 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
Shakespeare's Macbeth is the anchor text in a unit that asks readers to consider the role the director plays in the presentation of a work. After a close reading of the play, class members compare how the interactions between the main...
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Civil War Play

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
New ReviewEveryone has a role to play. Young scholars step into history by taking on the roles of soldiers—both male and female—during the Civil War using a fictionalized play of what life was like on the battlefield. Pupils also examine the roles...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 14

For Teachers 10th Standards
How does Shakespeare further develop Macbeth's character using the interaction between Macduff and Malcolm? Pupils write responses to the question. They continue their analysis of Macbeth with a masterful reading and guided whole-class...
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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 26

For Teachers 10th Standards
How do directors' choices emphasize different elements of a drama? Scholars participate in a discussion about the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Macbeth and Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood. Finally, they write an analysis of...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 24

For Teachers 10th Standards
What might viewers notice about the characters, setting, and cinematic choices in the movie version of a play? Pupils view an excerpt from Throne of Blood, Akira Kurosawa's film adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. To finish the lesson,...
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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 lesson plan, they write about how character...
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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 11

For Teachers 10th Standards
How does Shakespeare develop the idea of appearance versus reality in Macbeth? Using the resource, pupils discuss the plot in small groups. Scholars also complete a Quick Write analyzing how the interactions between Macbeth and Lady...
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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 8

For Teachers 10th Standards
Shakespeare's Macbeth has something for everyone. Scholars complete a mid-unit assessment. They craft multi-paragraph essays to analyze how the author's structural choices create tension and suspense in the first two acts of the play. 
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 7

For Teachers 10th Standards
One sentence, so much meaning. Scholars work together to analyze a quote from Act 2.3 of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Additionally, pupils explore the plot by participating in a jigsaw discussion. 
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4: Unit 2, Lesson 6

For Teachers 10th Standards
What decisions might an author make about the structure of a play? Pupils participate in an evidence-based discussion about the author's choices in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Next, scholars analyze the effect of Shakespeare's structural...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Study Guide

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who was Harper Lee, and what led her to write one of the most celebrated novels of all time? Scholars learn about the author of To Kill a Mockingbird and read a summary of a dramatic production of the novel. They also discover the...
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The Jungle Book: Educator Resource Guide

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
A variety of activities boost viewers' comprehension of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book. Discussions, games, writing assignments, and hands-on activities are available for before and after watching the play.  
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Romeo and Juliet

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
An engaging video featuring William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is accompanied by six activities designed to reinforce vocabulary, story elements, and comprehension. Scholars match words to pictures, place events in sequential order,...
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Trees: A Joy Forever

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
This Arbor Day, put on a show! A three-scene play follows a boy and girl that run into Arbor Day founder, J. Sterling Morton. Morton describes how the holiday came to be and discovers how his hard work has grown into a national...
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Why Should You Read "Waiting for Godot"?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes life feels like a tragic comedy. A video about the play Waiting for Godot describes the play as a tragic comedy. Viewers see a summary of the famous drama and its history before answering multiple-choice and open-ended...
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The Jungle Book

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Following Rudyard Kipling's tale The Jungle Book, scholars write a review and identify rainforest products and animals. Three challenge activities test pupils' knowledge of the sequence of events and map skills. Continue the learning...