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Discovering Shakespeare - Meet the Author

Recommended for Third Grade to Twelfth Grade

Discovering Shakespeare - Meet the Author

On April 12th from 12:00 Noon to 12:30 pm CT  Alabama Public Television aired  a LIVE broadcast of Dr. Gail Kern Paster, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., discussing all things Shakespeare. This program is part of the “Meet the Author” series produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia school district. The live event is now available on-demand in streaming format at
http://www.aptv.org/APTPLUS/Digitalibrary/digitalmediashow.asp?ConceptID=50

LINKS TO RELATED WEBSITES

Alabama Public Television's The Art of the Theatre (in partnership with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival)

Fairfax County Public Schools

Folger Shakespeare Library

Folger Shakespeare for Kids

PBS Shakespeare (in partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library)

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Resource Center

Are You Shakespearienced?

Emory Shakespeare Illustrated

The Words of the Bard

Mr. William Shakespeare

Lesson Plans for Grades 3-12 (great resources)

More PBS Resources

ALABAMA COURSE OF STUDY

English Language Arts
Grade 12

1.) Compare organizational structure, figurative language, and literary devices, including use of paradox, among predominantly British short stories, drama, poetry, essays, and other nonfiction literature.
Examples: A Christmas Carol, Robin Hood; Gulliver's Travels; Robinson Crusoe; Aesop's Fables; A. Conan Doyle's short stories; William Shakespeare's plays; Robert Burns', William Blake's, and John Keats' poems

•  Explaining use of allusions

•  Interpreting irony
•  Analyzing poetry for rhyme schemes
•  Identifying use of parody
•  Analyzing major historical developments in language and literature in the British Isles
Examples: relationships to place and time, including specific influences of various cultures and languages, wars and victors in those wars, and world literary trends
 
3.) Analyze British literature for style, audience appeal, cultural significance, and plot structure.
Examples: style--length and complexity of sentences, diction, Standard English versus dialect
 
4.) Identify literary elements in British literary selections from various genres.
 
5.) Determine word meaning in British literature using word structure and context clues.
Examples: prefixes, suffixes, root words
 
6.) Compare the writing styles of two or more British authors.
Examples: Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde
 
Last Updated May 9, 2011

IQ Leaning Network

Video Library

Education Sponsors

IQ Learning Network
  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting