Day 3

King Lear Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Staging That Scene

    Kind of Activity:

    Performance

    Objective:

    Students will strategize to present a challenging scene on stage

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.10, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.6

    Structure:

    The final scene of King Lear's third act is among the most shocking and gruesome in Shakespeare. As horrific as it is to read about Gloucester, as his eyes are being ripped from their sockets, this isn't a work that was meant to be read. Remind students...

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