Day 1

Merchant of Venice Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read Act I

Common Core Objectives

  1. 1

    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

  2. 2

    Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

  3. 3

    Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience...

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