Make Shakespeare come to life through these exciting, reproducible scenes from his famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and As You Like It. Each scene is accompanied by creative mini-lessons and motivating activities to help you and your students explore meter, metaphor, alliteration, imagery, and much more. This book also includes background information, a glossary of helpful terms, and thoughtful questions to help students interpret the scenes and understand the conventions of Elizabethan drama -- and fall in love with Shakespeare. Book jacket.
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Cracking Open a Play
Whats at Play in a Novel?
A Close Reading Exercise
Six Frequently Asked Questions
The Fundamentals of Meter
Poetry and Prose
The Poetry Tool Kit
Determined to Be a Villain
This Story Shall the Good Man Teach His Son
We Have Seen Better Days
Am I Not Christopher Sly?
The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth
Two Blushing Pilgrims
A Glossary for Shakespeare Studies
Whats So Great About It Anyway?
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