This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Act 1, Scenes 1 and 2. This section of the play establishes the relationships between many of the characters, and also foreshadows upcoming events and conflicts in the play. Foreshadowing is an important dramatic element in "Le Cid" because we can watch the characters follow their destined paths, either willingly or against their wishes. Today's lesson explores the initial effects of foreshadowing.
1) 1) Class Discussion: Which characters appear onstage in these...
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