KING LEAR - SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY - LESSON PRESENTATION

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.

Lesson Preview

  • 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

Discussion:

  • Setting Features (Scaffold Notes 1)
  • Setting Characteristics (Scaffold Notes 2)
  • Setting Elements (Scaffold Notes 3)
    Collaborative Tasks:
  • 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
Discussion:

  • 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)
    Collaborative Tasks:
  • 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
Discussion:

  • Plot Types (Scaffold Notes 10)
  • Conflict Types (Scaffold Notes 11)
  • Plot Diagram (Scaffold Notes 12)
  • Plot Template (Scaffold Notes 13)
    Collaborative Tasks:
  • 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
Discussion:

  • Story Components (Scaffold Notes 15)
  • Story Analysis Guide (Scaffold Notes 16)
    Collaborative Tasks:
  • 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
Discussion:

  • RTC Template (Scaffold Notes 18)
  • RTC Prompt (Scaffold Notes 19)
    Collaborative Tasks:
  • Pair-Share: Identifying summary elements
  • Ask-Write: Identifying RTC elements for the given lines
  • Write-Advance: Explaining the line with reference to context
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