Text to Film Comparison: Bottom the Fool

Pretty ugly, jumbo shrimp. Oxymorons sure are awfully good! Scholars reread Act I, scene 2 from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream while participating in a drama circle. Next, they begin working on anchor charts to dissect Shakespeare's language and use of oxymorons then watch a film clip of the play. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups compose a list of oxymorons
Classroom Considerations
  • Cue the film clip in advance of the lesson
  • Lesson 11 from the consecutive 18-part Grade 8 ELA Module 2B, Unit 1 series
Pros
  • Offers options for differentiation
  • Includes a teacher's guide
Cons
  • None
Common Core