This unit will focus on engaging students in the world of rule breakers and rule makers in Shakespeare. As young students, breaking the rules is something they commonly find tempting. By showing rule breaking examples in Shakespeare, students will be able to find closer personal connections with a genre of literature they least expected.
Shakespeare’s plays can be categorized into three sub genres of Comedy, Tragedy, and History. In this unit, students will be able to discover relatable connections in each genre. Students will also be able to recognize words from the genre’s word bank upon venturing into the text.