Soliloquy to Love

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Shakespeare
CCSS: ELA.W.11-12.9a ELA.SL.11-12.1a ELA.RL.11-12.1

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

9a

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

a. Apply grades 11-12 Reading standards to literature (e.g., Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics€).

b. Apply grades 11-12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., €œDelineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning [e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court Case majority opinions and dissents] and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy [e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses]).

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

1a

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-€“12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others'€™ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well reasoned exchange of ideas.

b. Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions and decision making, set clear goals and deadlines, and establish individual roles as needed.

c. Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.

d. Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; resolve contradictions when possible; and determine what additional information or research is required to deepen the investigation or complete the task.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature 6-12

11-12

11th & 12th Grades

1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

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Lesson Objective
Collaboratively compose and perform a soliloquy
Length
9 min
Questions to Consider
How does Ms. Wessling prepare students for writing soliloquies?
How does personifying love affect how students analyze the text?
How does Ms. Wessling encourage active participation from audience members?
Common Core Standards
ELA.W.11-12.9a, ELA.SL.11-12.1a, ELA.RL.11-12.1

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Soliloquy to Love

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Shakespeare

Soliloquy to Love