To learn about the works of William Shakespeare by reading and acting out scenes from one of his plays,
The Merchant of Venice
To learn vocabulary important to the understanding of the story and script used and keep it in a vocabulary notebook
To become familiar with the storyline of The Three Caskets scenes in the play.
To develop background knowledge about such themes found in the play as making wise choices, love and self-sacrifice
To organize new vocabulary words by using a vocabulary notebook
To identify character traits of story characters by examining their words, actions and feelings
To express ideas using a variety of written response formats (i.e., persuasive letters, journal entries, poems)
To develop reading fluency by rereading the play’s scripts.
To perform a Readers’ Theatre play before an audience