King Lear and The Tempest Unit

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I created these units for King Lear and The Tempest for my AP Literature classes. I always taught them consecutively and thought of them as connected — “a tale of two fathers.” Both Lear and Prospero are rulers; both have beloved daughters; both struggle with anger, loss, self-awareness, and revenge. Both plays are about power – but the protagonists deal with power in very different ways. Each unit opens with a sample calendar. There are quizzes and keys for all five acts of each play, as well as study guides with discussion questions and other exercises for understanding. Specific impromptu essay prompts are included. Each unit test has an objective section and an impromptu essay with several prompt choices offered. I assign a Shakespearean sonnet with King Lear, so I have included that assignment. I ask students to find and analyze literary criticisms, so I put in a sample of the analysis handout I use. In order to focus on textual analysis, I also ask students to practice a strict essay structure so there is a handout on that, as well as an essay template and a few samples to clarify the structure. To encourage formal discussion, I have an assignment I designate “Discussion Tasks,” which asks students to generate questions and comments that delve into the characters, themes, and literary techniques of the work, encouraging academic discussion.
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King Lear and The Tempest Unit
King Lear and The Tempest Unit
King Lear and The Tempest Unit
King Lear and The Tempest Unit