A lesson presentation of unit plans with 5 sessions on prose comprehension of a Shakespearean tragic-comedy, "The Winter's Tale".
After completing this unit students will be able to:
- SESSION 1: Spot the setting elements and describe the setting.
- SESSION 2: Name the characters and make a character sketch.
- SESSION 3: Discover the plot elements and develop the plot.
- SESSION 4: Analyse the text to make a critical appreciation.
- SESSION 5: Examine the lines from the text with reference to context.
- Transcript and Play-script
- Vocabulary Overview
- Author, Introduction, and Setting
- Story Summary
- Shakespeare’s Time – Historical Context
- Shakespeare’s Language – Writing Techniques
SESSION 1: STORY SETTING AND SETTING DESCRIPTION
- Setting Features (Scaffold Notes 1)
- Setting Characteristics (Scaffold Notes 2)
- Setting Elements (Scaffold Notes 3)
- Pair-Share: Inferring the setting
- Ask-Write: Identifying setting elements of the given story
- Write-Advance: Describing the setting of the story
Assessment: Setting Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 4)
Differentiated Tasks: Creating story setting
Plenary: Selecting best option to answer setting questions
SESSION 2: STORY CHARACTERS AND CHARACTERIZATION
- Character Types (Scaffold Notes 5)
- Character Description Adjectives Based on Senses (Scaffold Notes 6)
- Character Description Guide (Scaffold Notes 7)
- Adjectives to Describe Personality Traits (Scaffold Notes 8)
- Pair-Share: Spotting the traits of the characters in the story
- Ask-Write: Identifying one of the main character’s elements in the story
- Write-Advance: Making a character sketch
Assessment: Characterization Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 9)
Differentiated Tasks: Creating characters for the story
Plenary: Selecting best option to answer characterization questions
SESSION 3: STORY PLOT AND PLOT DEVELOPMENT
- Plot Types (Scaffold Notes 10)
- Conflict Types (Scaffold Notes 11)
- Plot Diagram (Scaffold Notes 12)
- Plot Template (Scaffold Notes 13)
- Pair-Share: Identifying plot elements of the story
- Ask-Write: Identifying plot description elements in the story
- Write-Advance: Developing the plot of the story
Assessment: Plot Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 14)
Differentiated Tasks: Making a story plot
Plenary: Selecting the best option to answer plot questions
SESSION 4: STORY ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL APPRECIATION
- Story Components (Scaffold Notes 15)
- Story Analysis Guide (Scaffold Notes 16)
- Pair-Share: Identifying story elements by answering questions
- Ask-Write: Identifying story elements of the story
- Write-Advance: Making a critical appreciation of the story
Assessment: Story Analysis Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 17)
Differentiated Tasks: Writing a story
Plenary: Selecting the best option to answer story components questions
SESSION 5: REFERENCE TO CONTEXT
- RTC Template (Scaffold Notes 18)
- RTC Prompt (Scaffold Notes 19)
- Pair-Share: Identifying summary elements
- Ask-Write: Identifying RTC elements for the given lines
- Write-Advance: Explaining the line with reference to context
Assessment: RTC Rubrics (Scaffold Notes 20)
Differentiated Tasks: Finding the context of the famous quotes
Plenary: Answering with reference to context
Home Learning: Online Quizzes
Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:
- To challenge early finishers
- For effective tutoring
- As ESL stations and sub tubs
- As holiday work and homework
- For small group collaborations
- For an end of unit assessments
- For reinforcement and enrichment
For unit plans of the same resource you may refer to:
THE WINTER'S TALE UNIT PLANS
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