In this mega Beowulf Bundle by Bespoke ELA, you will find 25 lessons and activities that include very thorough answer keys with textual evidence where applicable to take your Beowulf unit to the next level. This bundle includes items such as sample essays, creative writing activities, an objective skills-based test with answer key, and much more!
This lesson from Bespoke ELA takes students through a close reading of excerpts from Aristotle's Poetics and then has them apply Aristotle's literary theories to Shakespeare's tragedies. This is an excellent addition to any Shakespearean unit-- Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, etc.
This FREE PRODUCT from Bespoke ELA contains a series of paintings and photographs that all relate in some way to Shakespeare's play Macbeth. The Power Point begins with four guiding questions that students will answer for each work of art in order to make connections between the visual image and the play. These images because they illuminate a thematic idea from the play and/or character traits of key players in Macbeth. These images are excellent resources to use as bell-ringers.
In this Canterbury Tales assignment, students become a modern-day Chaucer and create a stereotype poem based upon a contemporary figure in society. They must write a poem that describes this modern-day pilgrim, including imagery and rhetorical devices, that reveals a clear tone either approving or disapproving of the figure. After creating the poem, students are asked to write a paragraph explanation of their stereotype poem that includes the effect of their rhetorical devices.