When the aging Lear attempts to divides his kingdom between three daughters, chaos follows in Shakespeare’s King Lear, the tale of a tragic hero who is great of soul, and short on insight. Casting off his beloved youngest daughter, Cordelia, when she will not flatter him in a contest for property, Lear falls victim to the wicked Goneril, Regan, and their ambitious husbands. The noble Kent tries to discourage Lear from his folly, to no purpose. The raging king is driven from one daughter’s home to the next, stripped of his knights, and finally exposed to a terrible storm on a lonely heath, his sole companion being his Fool. There he has an epiphany regarding justice, while around him rages civil war. In a parallel plot, the nobleman Gloucester allows his illegitimate son, Edmund, to betray his younger and loyal son, Edgar. Both Lear and Gloucester are allowed a glimpse of the truth, and a chance at reconciliation before death, but for Cordelia, who is captured by her enemies, mercy comes too late. The fairy tale plot reveals the Elizabethan prejudice against weak monarchy, and Shakespeare’s universal vision of justice.
This concise breakdown of Shakespeare's play is in an easy to understand format ideal for students or Shakespeare buffs! This 4 page guide includes information on: the cast of characters, act and scene interpretations, dichotomies, trivia, significant quotes and their meanings.
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Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre-and post-reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys.
Introduce your students to the famous literary accomplishments of William Shakespeare. Easy-reading adaptations will ignite the interest of reluctant and enthusiastic readers. Each of these condensed works is arranged in ten-chapter format with key words designed and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require students to recall specific details, sequence events, draw influences, develop new story names, and choose the main idea. Improves fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. High-Interest/Low Readability. Each book includes: interdisciplinary teaching suggestions, 100 comprehension questions, 60 vocabulary exercises, complete answer keys, and 72 pages with illustrations in every chapter.
This Prestwick House Response Journal is specifically designed to help students relate ideas in literature back to their own experiences. This eBook provides chapter-by-chapter reproducible prompts to help students reflect on what they've read, bridging their life experiences with the adventures of the characters. As part of the response-centered movement, critical thinking journals make a superb warm-up activity that will eventually culminate into a personal reference.This eBook is an entry in the Prestwick House Response Journals series. Other best-selling titles include: Rebecca; The Secret Life of Bees; Into The Wild; The Bluest Eye; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Brave New World; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and many more. The aforementioned best-selling eBook response journals, as well as the rest of the series, can be accessed by clicking on the 'View All In Series' button to the left.
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Exploring the complexities of a Shakespearean play has never been so fun and easy! Saddleback's Shakespeare Made Easy series is the perfect supplemental resource to help you introduce Shakespeare to your students. Containing 30 reproducible activities - six individual sections with four activities and one review - each guide will help students thoroughly understand and appreciate Shakespeare's language, themes, and characters.Included in each study guide is a final exam, culminating activities, as well as an answer key.
Thirty-five reproducible activities per guide reinforce basic reading and comprehension skills while teaching higher-order critical thinking. Also included are teaching suggestions, background notes, summaries, and answer keys.
Curriculum guide for King Lear by William Shakespeare; aligned to Common Core standards. Includes objectives, teacher notes, individual and small group activities, student handouts with suggested responses, a glossary, essay topics, research projects, and a quiz and test with answer keys. Students explore the complexities of Shakespeares language, examine Elizabethan concepts and dramatic conventions relevant to Shakespeares plays, and define unfamiliar terms. Lessons address imagery, rhetorical devices, figurative language, and major themes. PDF format allows posting handouts directly to a LMS or to student devices. 14 Lesson Plans/29 Handouts