Launching A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Identifying the Characters, Settings, and Conflicts

Scholars form a drama circle and begin reading Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. They also use a play map to identify the setting, characters, and conflicts from the text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have individuals draw pictures of the character Bottom and discuss how he compares to other clowns from pop culture 
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 8 of the consecutive 18-part Grade 8 ELA Module 2B, Unit 1 series 
  • Requires one highlighter per student 
  • Includes an Act 1, Scene 2 teacher's guide
  • Provides considerations for lesson differentiation 
  • None
Common Core