Reflection: Checks for Understanding Analyzing How Shakespeare's Structural Choices Create Mystery and Suspense - Section 3: Student Learning Activity: Analyze Structure


This was a challenging activity for some of my students.  I found myself helping them find a quote and explaining why that quote would support the theme.  I have a few students who have fallen into the trap of "learned helplessness" and need a push to get started.  Do you have any similar students?  I'd like to hear how you get them started.

Other students found good examples of themes and just need some help with the summary. What is rigorous for some of my students can be frustrating for others.

  Checks for Understanding: Themes
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Analyzing How Shakespeare's Structural Choices Create Mystery and Suspense

Unit 8: Romeo and Juliet
Lesson 10 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze how Shakespeare's choices concerning how to structure the play, and order events within it create mystery and suspense, and its impact on themes by using a plot diagram and citing specific textual clues/evidence.

Big Idea: Suspense, Mystery, Love, and Violence...Shakespeare does it all!

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