King Lear Lesson Plans
by William Shakespeare

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  • King Lear eNotes Lesson Plan

    Lesson Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to identify the subplot and explain its significance in the play; identify and discuss the primary themes in King Lear; determine what makes King Lear such a timeless and popular work; explain how Lear’s relationship to authority and power...

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  • King Lear eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Lear, a classic text that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help ensure that the experience is...

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  • King Lear Themes Lesson Plan

    Theme Revealed Through Motif in King Lear: This lesson plan focuses on Shakespeare’s use of literary motifs to develop themes in King Lear. Students will specifically examine the motif of sight and blindness in the play, analyzing what it reveals about King Lear and Gloucester and how it contributes to...

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  • King Lear Act 1 Scene 1 Dialogue Analysis Activity

    Through dialogue, playwrights reveal a character’s motivations, personality traits, and relationships with other characters. Diction (word choice) plays an essential role in writing dialogue because it creates mood, develops characters, and establishes events in the play. The following activity will help students analyze passages of dialogue and determine how they...

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