RL1 – Students will look for literary and dramatic techniques and discuss their effectiveness.
RL2 – Students will show understanding of the differences between plot, theme, and moral by identifying all three in Aesop’s fables and (possibly??) creating fables of their own. Students will also write a persuasive essay tied to one of the themes in Julius Caesar.
RL3 – Students will examine the cultural connections of the play by researching a historic tyrant or revolutionary and presenting their findings to the class.
RL4 – Students will write about what they are reading by including information from the play as support for their persuasive essay (literary analysis). They will practice by responding in writing to their Self-Selected Reading.
RL5 – Students will learn the difference between denotation and connotation by studying synonyms with different connotations and discussing the difference between a monarch, dictator, and tyrant. Students will also learn new words from the play (soothsayer, omen, bequest).

RC3 – Students will study and learn literary terms for techniques used in the play (such as exposition, dialogue, soliloquy, foreshadowing, metaphor, etc.)

C1 – Students will use standard English in their essay and their presentation.
C2 – Students will follow the format assigned for their essay and the works cited page for the presentation.

W1 – The persuasive essay will be focused on a central controlling idea and organized clearly, following opening/body/closing essay style.
W2 – Students will produce freewrites that lead to drafts of the essay, as well as fables and other in-class writing of different genres.
W3 – Students will search for information about the individuals they present to the class, and will have the option to use technology in researching and/or presenting.
W4 – Freewrites and other in-class writing will be on-demand and timed. Students will use the writing process to refine their drafts.

LSV1 – Students will demonstrate appropriate behavior during instruction, discussion, work time, testing, and presentations. Students will present clear, informative, interesting reports to the class.
LSV2 – Students will discuss different possibilities for producing the play and will examine media from different productions, analyzing effective and ineffective use of media.