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lesson 17
1 hour

Characters’ Decisions: The Flow of Consequences in Midsummer


As students reach the end of the first unit of this module, they will need to review the most important events in the story. After learning about Shakespeare’s craft and structure, participating in the Drama Circle, and engaging in various discussions, students will have a general understanding of the arc of the first three acts of the play. This lesson is designed to provide cohesion to the important decisions and actions performed by the characters and reveal the consequences of these decisions and actions. Students learn how the plot is propelled by these important decisions and actions, and how characters are connected across groups.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.



From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 Module 2B, Unit 1, Lesson 17. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29. Newer versions may exist from Expeditionary Learning.
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