A very full twenty page unit, which can be used as a whole or in parts. Each act of the play is summarized in simple language; the most famous quotes ("Alas, poor Yorick!") are listed and explained; the story is related to its historical setting ("What is the Ptolemaic system?") and to modern times ("Label the map of Europe"); plus comprehension, vocabulary, and essay questions...
Our new "first sentence" series asks the question: "You can't judge a book by its cover, but can you judge it by its first sentence?"
With these simple worksheets, each containing a different sentence from a classic story, students will exercise their skills of prediction, research, and creative writing.
Look for more "first sentence" prompts every week!
Four short tales with a survival theme (Exploring the Titanic, Three Skeleton Key, Survive the Savage Sea, and The Dinner Party) are thoroughly explored in this mega-unit, covering setting, characters, plots, and other short story devices.
Read Kipling's poem on adulthood, and fill in the missing verbs. Then match the lines to their modern-day equivalents. Finally, discussion (or essay) questions to address the themes of the poem: adulthood, coming of age, etc. This lesson is adaptable to a variety of levels.