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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 8 :
8 ) Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare). [RL.9-10.9]

Subject: English Language Arts (9)
Title: Who Wrote It Better: Taylor Swift or William Shakespeare?

After reading William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, students study the lyrics and video of Taylor Swift's "Love Story" to analyze how she transformed the tragic Shakespearean drama into a love song with a happy ending.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.

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