Day 3

The Tempest Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Prospero, according to...

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will examine the ways in which different characters perceive Prospero.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1

    Structure:

    Is Prospero a hero or a villain? A friend or a foe? A bully or a victim? It depends on who you ask. Prospero is different things to different people.

    Divide the class into groups of 4 - 6 students. Divide each of the following characters among the group, with each group member "taking" two or three of the following characters:

    • Ariel
    • Caliban
    • Miranda
    • Antonio
    • Alonso
    • Ferdinand
    • Gonzalo
    • Sebastian
    • Stephano...

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