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: THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO is a play that contains elements inspired by commedia dell'arte, a type of comedy developed in Italy and based on stock characters and the use of verbal comedy. Today's lesson is an introduction to commedia dell'arte.
1) 1) Review with students the origins of commedia dell'arte and how this particular type of theater came to be.
2) Students will answer the writing prompt: In what ways...
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