This presentation provides students with a basic understanding of Shakespeare's writing craft and structure.
Concepts reviewed include the following:
-A purpose for reading/studying Shakespeare
-A description of Shakespearean Tragedies
-Examples of Modern Works with Shakespearean Influence
-Explanation of common Shakespeare vocabulary
-Explanation of the Elizabethan Sonnet
-Information about Couplets and Quatrains
-Quick assessment activity for couplets and quatrains
-A description of Iambic Pentameter
-Explanation & pictures of Monologues, Soliloquies, and Asides
-Some additional tips for adequate Reading Comprehension.
This powerpoint was used in my 9th grade English Classroom as an introduction to our Romeo and Juliet unit. I lectured this powerpoint before we began reading.