"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 2

Ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM. The force will be strong in the hearts of your young Jedi as they use their lightsabers to strike the accentted syllables in lines from Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope. What a way to learn about the power of iambic pentameter.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have readers predict which character will speak in iambic pentameter
  • Assign groups prologues from different Shakespeare plays, have them mark the stressed and unstressed syllables in the lines and then perform the prologues for the class using their lightsabers
Classroom Considerations
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  • The second in a 10-lesson series
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Pros
  • The post-lesson reflection includes suggestions for how to improve the lesson
  • Includes a template for a lightsaber
Cons
  • None