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This packet covers Acts I-IV of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. It serves as an outline for students to complete while reading. I have also used individual sections as quizzes, study guides, or homework. Each Act is styled differently to help students with different skills like citing evidence, etc. They are detailed below:
Act I- Ten discussion questions intended to introduce students to the conflict and context of the play. Some questions pertain to rhetorical strategies, summarizing, and characterization.
Act II- Focuses on characterization requiring students to cite evidence from the text. Some questions pertain to literary devices like soliloquy and extended metaphor. These questions take a closer look at the characters' speech and actions. Because Act II can be confusing for students, there are also some fill in the blank summary sheets for scenes i-iv. These are written as summaries of the Act with the blanks containing important information. I intended for these to really help students rather than serve as busy work.
Act III- In Act III of this packet, students practice citing evidence to support claims. The claims have been provided (ex: Brutus's character changes after the murder of Caesar), and students give textual evidence of this along with an explanation.
Act IV- Act IV discussion questions aim to help students keep track of the characters' actions and locations through their dialogue during the falling action of the play.
Act V- These guiding questions deal mostly with clarifying what characters do or ask of others in this scene. They coach students on internal motivations and the values of the time like "honor."
There is no answer key to this packet (let me know if one would be helpful). These questions are more for students to answer as they read or during class discussion. I've found that many students struggle or are simply reluctant to read this play, and having guiding questions benefits them and me. Some times I've passed out the whole packet and taken it up at the end of the play, and other times I've assigned the Acts individually or as quizzes/study guides. Hope you like this packet!