A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act 2 Scene 1

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Lesson Essential Question: Who are the main characters in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”?

Key Vocabulary: dramatic structure, atmosphere, local color, time frame, emotional effect

What’s a fairy? What do you think of when you think of a fairy? What do they look like? How would they behave? Today’s scene introduces some fairies that don’t act very much like the tinkerbell type we see in Disney films.

Daily Quick Write: What comes to mind when you think of a fairy? What would it look like? What would it do?

Literature: AMND Act II scene i

Literary Activity: Read-Aloud play, selecting students for each part, changing often to allow for maximum participation

Literary Discussion: Write a one paragraph summary of the scene, using details from the text.

Extended Discussion: Write a paragraph in which you explain which fairy acts more like a traditional fairy… Puck, Titania, Oberon, or the Fairy from the first part of the scene. Use a quote to support what you say.

Summarizing Strategies: Students will use active reading strategies to assist them in retaining information, using experiential, textual, cultural, social, psychological, and cultural notations as a basis for their summations.

Assignment: Daily Quick Write, Summary Paragraph, Fairy paragraph

Grammar: Pronouns

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