A Shmoop study guide for William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. Includes overview and study questions.


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LA.9.I-A.1.1: Reading

scenes and incidents located effectively in time and place

LA.9.I-A.1.2: Reading

impressions of being in a setting and a sense of engagement in the events occurring

LA.9.I-A.1.3: Reading

appreciation for the significance of the account

LA.9.I-A.1.4: Reading

a sense of the narrator's personal voice

LA.9.I-A.2.1: Reading

considering the audience's degree of knowledge or understanding

LA.9.I-A.2.2: Reading

providing complete and accurate information

LA.9.I-A.2.3: Reading

using visuals and media to make effective presentations and products

LA.9.I-A.2.4: Reading

using layout and design elements to enhance presentations and products

LA.9.I-A.3.1: Reading

deciding upon and using appropriate methods (e.g., interviews with experts, observations, finding print and non-print sources, using interactive technology and media)

LA.9.I-A.3.2: Reading

prioritizing and organizing information

LA.9.I-A.3.3: Reading

incorporating effective media and technology to inform or explain

LA.9.I-A.3.4: Reading

reporting in an appropriate form for a specified audience

LA.9.I-B.1.1: Reading

cross-referencing while gathering information

LA.9.I-B.1.2: Reading

summarizing dialogue

LA.9.I-B.1.3: Reading

using news sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, videotapes, Internet, email, government publications, microfiche, other library resources)

LA.9.I-B.2: Reading

Synthesize a variety of types of visual information including pictures and symbols.

LA.9.I-C.1.1: Reading

examining relevant reason and evidence

LA.9.I-C.1.2: Reading

noting the progression of ideas that substantiate the proposal

LA.9.I-C.1.3: Reading

analyzing the style, tone, and use of language for a particular effect

LA.9.I-C.1.4: Reading

identifying and analyzing personal, social, historical, or cultural influences, contexts, or biases

LA.9.I-C.1.5: Reading

identifying and analyzing rhetorical strategies that support proposals

LA.9.I-C.2: Reading

Support informed opinions by providing relevant and convincing reasons, using various types of evidence, language, and organizational structure, and demonstrating an awareness of possible questions, concerns, or counter-arguments.

LA.9.I-C.3: Reading

Create and use criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of communication.

LA.9.I-C.4: Reading

Represent abstract information (e.g., concepts, generalizations) as explicit mental pictures.

LA.9.I-D.1.1: Reading

demonstrating the ability to read and listen to explanatory texts using appropriate preparation, engagement, and reflection

LA.9.I-D.1.2: Reading

demonstrating comprehension of major ideas

LA.9.I-D.1.3: Reading

summarizing major steps

LA.9.I-D.1.4: Reading

determining accuracy and clarity of the selection

LA.9.I-D.2: Reading

Demonstrate increasing comprehension and ability to respond personally to texts by selecting and exploring a wide range of literary forms.

LA.9.I-D.3: Reading

Accurately interpret information from and detect inconsistencies in a variety of informational, literary, and technical texts.

LA.9.I-D.4: Reading

Scan reading selections to determine whether a text contains relevant information.

LA.9.I-D.5: Reading

Use discussion with peers as a way of understanding information.

LA.9.I-D.6: Reading

Effectively use a variety of interactive technologies to enhance understanding of reading selections (e.g., internet, email, CD-ROM, on-line publications, digital images, video).

LA.9.II-A.1: Reading

Evaluate personal effectiveness in group discussions and make corrections as necessary.

LA.9.II-A.2: Reading

Ask questions to broaden and enrich discussions.

LA.9.II-A.3: Reading

Express an informed opinion that clearly states a personal view, is logical and coherent, and engages the reader's interest.

LA.9.II-A.4: Reading

Support an informed opinion by using appropriate language, reason, and organizational structure for the audience and purpose.

LA.9.II-B.1: Reading

Identify and correctly use clauses (e.g., main and subordinate), phrases (e.g., gerund, infinitive, participle), and mechanics of punctuation.

LA.9.II-B.2: Reading

Demonstrate understanding of sentence structure (e.g., parallel structure, subordination, proper placement of modifiers), and consistency of verb tense and voice.

LA.9.II-B.3: Reading

Demonstrate control of grammar, paragraph and sentence structure, diction, and syntax.

LA.9.II-C.1: Reading

Use jargon and/or lingo appropriate for a specific purpose and audience.

LA.9.II-C.2: Reading

Use descriptive language to create images in the mind of the audience.

LA.9.II-C.3.1: Reading

stating a progression of ideas

LA.9.II-C.3.2: Reading

selecting appropriate style, tone, and use of language for a particular effect

LA.9.II-C.3.3: Reading

describing and analyzing personal, social, historical, or cultural influences

LA.9.II-C.3.4: Reading

presenting rhetorical strategies to support the proposal

LA.9.II-C.4: Reading

Analyze the origins and meanings of common, learned, and foreign words used frequently in written English.

LA.9.III-A.1: Reading

Compare words and symbols that express a universal theme and reflect upon personal perspective and response.

LA.9.III-A.2: Reading

Analyze the way in which literature and media are related to the themes and issues of their historical context.

LA.9.III-A.3.1: Reading

an understanding of a student's personal reactions

LA.9.III-A.3.2: Reading

a sense of how the reaction results from careful consideration of the text

LA.9.III-A.3.3: Reading

an awareness of how personal and cultural influences affect the response

LA.9.III-B.1: Reading

Demonstrate an understanding of why certain literary works may be considered classics.

LA.9.III-B.2: Reading

Compare and contrast the presentation of similar themes across genres to explain how the selection of genre shapes the theme or topic.

LA.9.III-B.3: Reading

Make thematic connections between literary works and contemporary issues.

LA.9.III-B.4: Reading

Explain the effects of point of view on the reader's understanding of a literary work.
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