Using William Shakespeare’s soliloquy in Henry IV, Part 2 Act 3 Scene I where the king suffers from insomnia, students will review important poetic devices, close read and annotate the text, view supporting video and audio clips, view a TED Talk on the importance of sleep, evaluate the 1990 AP English Literature writing prompt, and examine student sample essays. These lessons prepares students for AP Literature and Language exams, Common Core extended response assessments, American Literature Course exams, the SAT essay and critical thinking activities.
In this resource there is a unique detailed rubric that can be used to score Socratic Seminars in a way that encourages organic fluid discussions. In the guide there is a step by step explanation on how to conduct a fish-bowl discussion with the rubric. The Socratic seminar acts as a poetry explication. This lesson can be used in conjunction with the study of a Shakespeare play or independent on its own. The packet includes a complete lesson, common core standards, essential and key questions.
Tags: poetry explication, American Literature, Socratic Seminar, writing, poetry, AP Literature, AP Language, Pre-AP, leadership, sleep, insomnia, Henry IV, critical thinking, Shakespeare, soliloquy, TED Talk, NPR