Shakespeare Comedies and Sonnets

Shakespeare’s Comedies and Sonnets

$249.00

Lightning Literature: Shakespeare’s Comedies from Hewitt Homeschooling, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. This is semester-long high school course at the honors level.

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Lightning Literature: Shakespeare’s Comedies from Hewitt Homeschooling, adapted to fit the needs of modern gifted learners. This is semester-long high school course at the honors level. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Lessons include:

  • Shakespeare’s life
  • Shakespeare’s language
  • Theme
  • Character
  • Symbolism
  • Elizabethan theater
  • Elizabeth I and James I
  • Authorship of the plays and sonnets

Learning activities include regular writing to communicate ideas via the discussion forum, videos and multimedia materials to support learning, use of web 2.0 tools to illustrate new concepts, and weekly participation in live webinars.

Required books:

All original text versions of Shakespeare’s plays are acceptable, including graphic novels and comics that include unabridged text. These may be available at your local library, or can be purchased online. Shakespeare in Bits interactive apps are especially recommended.  Homeschool Buyers Co-op currently has a Shakespeare in Bits desktop collection available at a deep discount!  iTunes also has an iPad app for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Topics Covered

◦Shakespeare's life

◦Shakespeare's language

◦Theme

◦Character

◦Symbolism

◦Elizabethan theater

◦Elizabeth I and James I

◦Authorship of the plays and sonnets

Challenge Level

High school content. Appropriate for advanced readers of all ages. Please note that all readings are original Shakespeare text and unabridged.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 3 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmistress Guinevere

Reading List

Lightning Lit Shakespeare's Comedies and Sonnets Student Guide by Elizabeth Kamath
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (Also available: Shakespeare in Bits)
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
As You Like It by William Shakespeare
8 Sonnets (provided)

Usually Offered

Fall Semester

Prerequisites

Lightning Lit 8, or equivalent literary analysis experience. Student must be able to read fluently at the high school level or above. Student should also be able to write a paragraph independently. High school level writing is not required and composition instruction will not be covered in the course.

Available Sessions

Fall 2018 Tuesday 9am Pacific, Fall 2017 Monday 10am Pacific, Fall 2017 Monday 2pm Pacific