A lesson presentation of unit plans with 5 sessions on prose comprehension of a Shakespearean tragedy, “King Lear”.
After completing this unit students will be able to:
SESSION 1: Spot the setting elements and describe the setting.
SESSION 2: Name the characters and make a character sketch.
SESSION 3: Discover the plot elements and develop the plot.
SESSION 4: Analyse the text to make a critical appreciation.
SESSION 5: Examine the lines from the text with reference to context.
- Vocabulary Overview
- Author, Introduction, and Setting
- Story Summary
- Shakespeare’s Time – Historical Context
- Shakespeare’s Language – Writing Techniques
SESSION 1: STORY SETTING AND SETTING DESCRIPTION
- Setting Features (Scaffold Notes 1)
- Setting Characteristics (Scaffold Notes 2)
- Setting Elements (Scaffold Notes 3)
- Pair-Share: Inferring the setting
- Ask-Write: Identifying setting elements of the given story
- Write-Advance: Describing the setting of the story
SESSION 2: STORY CHARACTERS AND CHARACTERIZATION
- Character Types (Scaffold Notes 5)
- Character Description Adjectives Based on Senses (Scaffold Notes 6)
- Character Description Guide (Scaffold Notes 7)
- Adjectives to Describe Personality Traits (Scaffold Notes 8)
- Pair-Share: Spotting the traits of the characters in the story
- Ask-Write: Identifying one of the main character’s elements in the story
- Write-Advance: Making a character sketch
SESSION 3: STORY PLOT AND PLOT DEVELOPMENT
- Plot Types (Scaffold Notes 10)
- Conflict Types (Scaffold Notes 11)
- Plot Diagram (Scaffold Notes 12)
- Plot Template (Scaffold Notes 13)
- Pair-Share: Identifying plot elements of the story
- Ask-Write: Identifying plot description elements in the story
- Write-Advance: Developing the plot of the story
SESSION 4: STORY ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL APPRECIATION
- Story Components (Scaffold Notes 15)
- Story Analysis Guide (Scaffold Notes 16)
- Pair-Share: Identifying story elements by answering questions
- Ask-Write: Identifying story elements of the story
- Write-Advance: Making a critical appreciation of the story
SESSION 5: REFERENCE TO CONTEXT
- RTC Template (Scaffold Notes 18)
- RTC Prompt (Scaffold Notes 19)
- Pair-Share: Identifying summary elements
- Ask-Write: Identifying RTC elements for the given lines
- Write-Advance: Explaining the line with reference to context