Focus: Students will review what they learned about William Shakespeare in the Renaissance Unit, and continue to assess why his work is still important today. Students will read A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which is perhaps one of Shakespeare’s most known plays. This play is a literary work – a play. Students will understand that the word literary comes from the Latin word litterarius which means “letters”, referring to the letters of the alphabet. Students will analyze literary elements such as character, setting, theme, plot (series of events), conflict, resolution, point of view, and dialogue. This unit also provides explicit instruction in reading, writing, morphology, grammar, and spelling.
This unit uses the Core Knowledge Core Classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream, now available for free download.
Number of Lessons: 15
Lesson Time: 90 minutes each. Each lesson may be divided into shorter segments.
Additional Search Terms: subject-action verb • narrative • literary work • play • stage • theater • dialogue • perform • plot • setting • theme • resolution • point of view