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SparkTeach: The Merchant of Venice

SparkTeach: The Merchant of Venice

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Teaching guides and lesson plans designed to make classic literature engaging and relevant to today’s students!
This comprehensive book of lesson plans, projects, discussion questions, reproducible worksheets, and more provides teachers with everything they need to engage middle- and high-school students in the study of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
Each SparkTeach Guide includes:
• Dozens of lessons and contextual “Real Life Lens” discussion prompts
• “Big Idea Question” prompts, activities, and projects that explore the work’s key themes
• Poetics lesson plans
• Film comparative lesson plans
• Exercises in studying the play’s use of metaphor, simile, personification, and motifs
• Lesson plans for differentiated instruction
• Reproducible worksheets and lesson assessments that build reading, vocabulary, and comprehension skills
• Answer keys
• Student rubrics
There are also tips for class planning and management, ideas for personalizing content, Common Core references, and more, making this the perfect resource to engage students in literature study that’s meaningful, exciting, and above all, FUN.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411480148
Publisher: Spark
Publication date: 02/02/2021
Series: SparkTeach , #22
Pages: 102
Sales rank: 674,687
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Welcome to SparkTeach! 5

Tips for Class Planning and Management 6

What's Included in SparkTeach? 7

What Makes Real-Life Lens Lessons Unique? 8

SparkTeach and the Common Core State Standards 11

Guidelines for Student Assessment 11

Part 2 SparkTeach The Merchant of Venice Lesson Plans 13

Real-Life Lens Lesson: How We Treat One Another 14

Poetics Lesson: Understanding Symbolism 24

Film Lesson: The Representation of Jews in Michael Radford's The Merchant of Venice 28

Part 3 Worksheets and Handouts 31

Vocabulary Builder List: Shakespeare Speak 32

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet: Archaic Language 36

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet: Shakespearean Stage Directions 41

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet: Film Terms 45

Poetics Worksheet: Metaphor and Simile 50

Contextual Support: Jews in England and Venice 58

Vocabulary Builder Worksheet: Puns 61

Reading Skills Worksheet: Venice Versus Belmont 64

Reading Skills Worksheet: Love and Money 67

Reading Skills Worksheet: Character Study: Portia and ShyLock 69

Reading Skills Worksheet: Justice Versus Mercy 72

Reading Skills Worksheet: Representations of Shylock and Jessica 75

Real-Life Lens Worksheet: Driving Questions 78

Real-Life Lens Worksheet: Jews in Literature 80

Poetics Worksheet: Understanding Symbolism 86

Film Worksheet: The Representation of Jews in Michael Radford's Film 89

Part 4 Postmortem 93

Rubric for Student Assessment 94

Student Reflection Worksheet 98

Teacher Reflection Worksheet 99

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