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Understanding Shakespeare: "Sonnet 18"

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Give life to a study of sonnets with a plan that models a lovely and more temperate approach to literary analysis. The resource packet includes a carefully scaffolded plan, graphic organizers, a copy of the poem, and everything else...
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Shakespearean Soliloquy Fluency: A Close Reading and Analysis of "To be or not to be"

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Hamlet's famous soliloquy (Act III, scene i) gets the close reading treatment in a group of skill building exercises. Assuming the role of a WWE wrestler, a kindergarten teacher, ninja assassin, and others, learners deliver a line from...
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A Need for Sleep: A Close Reading of a Soliloquy from King Henry IV, Part II

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Gentle sleep eludes poor King Henry IV. Uneasy under the weight of his responsibilities, Henry contemplates the darkness of the night and in his soul. To develop their skill reading difficult text, class members engage in a close reading...
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Merely Players

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Disguises and role playing are the focus of a resource that uses Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Henry IV, Part I, to demonstrate how we all play many parts in our lives; how we all are “merely players.” The many...
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Shakespearean Comedy on Film

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This lesson will focus on the aspects of Shakespeare's comedy that become more evident in performance. By viewing clips of the same Shakespeare scene in different film versions, high schoolers have the opportunity to engage in a close...
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Shakespeare: Standing on the Bookshelves of Giant

For Teachers 6th - 11th
A phenomenal lesson on Shakespeare! Middle and high school learners create WebQuests about the texts and authors that Shakespeare himself studied when he was in grammar school. They use a variety of media in order to create dramatic...
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Hamlet Meets Chushingura: Traditions of the Revenge Tragedy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners read texts, view film and video and conduct research in an analysis and comparison of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and the Kabuki piece "Chushingura". They focus their analysis on the theme of revenge.
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Richard III Newscast

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Review the main events in the play Richard III using this resource. Learners created a video newscast in which they describe the plot. It is a creative and motivating way to discuss this material.
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Development of English Drama

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
From mystery plays to Shakespeare! Progress chronologically through the evolution of English drama, which began as a way for English clergymen in the eleventh century to illustrate biblical stories to the mass of illiterate commoners....
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A Brief History of the English Language

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Modern English isn't just a band, it's a stop along the path to the English language. The presentation begins with a look at the origins of old, middle, and modern English. It covers the invasions or influences that shaped each period of...
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Exploring the Expository Scenes in Macbeth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the function of exposition in play structure. They will be able to develop multiple interpretations and visual and aural production choices for Shakespearean scenes and choose those that are most interesting.
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Shakespeare's Sonnets 29 & 130

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Use the ideas here for a Valentine's Day activity (or anytime you study sonnets) with your 11th graders. Demonstrate how to analyze a love poem by conducting a think aloud about Shakespeare's Sonnet 29. Then small groups analyze Sonnet...
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Macbeth News Broadcast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an authentic assessment task for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Young literature scholars prepare, perform, and record a news broadcast about the major events in the play. For example, groups may choose to report on the death of Lady...
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Persuasive Speech in Julius Caesar

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading Julius Caesar 1.2 and 1.3, break your class into pairs for this role-play. Each pair will receive one of four prompts (or more, if you create additional examples), in which one person tries to persuade the other to do...
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Hamlet's State of Mind

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Analyze various excerpts from Hamlet and read articles to develop an argument about his sanity. Middle and high schoolers write an argument essay defending whether or not they believe Hamlet is insane. You could modify this assignment...
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Literature Study Guide: Shakespeare's The Twelfth Night

For Students 9th - 11th
These teaching tools support a learner-centered literature study at home or in the classroom. Aimed at Shakespeare's comedy The Twelfth Night, but suitable for any text, the materials are widely applicable: graphic organizers, response...
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That's Moor Like It!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do modern adaptations of Shakespearean plays relate to their original source material? Middle and high schoolers focus on Shakespeare's play Othello and its screen adaptation "O" to explore how modern film adaptations of Shakespeare...
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Taming of the Shrew, Act 4.3, Study Questions

For Students 9th - 12th
Shakespeare can be a challenge to the most skilled high school readers. This selection of short answer questions helps increase understanding of the character, Katherine, by addressing dialogue, tone of voice, making inferences, and...
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Literature Study Guide: The Merchant of Venice

For Students 10th
If your independent readers or homeschoolers have selected to read The Merchant of Venice, use this study guide to track their progress through Shakespeare’s play. Although applicable to any story, the variety of activities included will...
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Literary Analysis: Taming of the Shrew Identification of “Farce”

For Students 9th - 11th
The Taming of the Shrew is a play filled with humor, coarse wit, horse play, and farce. Here is a learning exercise that provides a number of such literary elements. Learners provide specific examples from the play. They write down...
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Discussion Questions for Shakespeare's Julius Caeser

For Students 9th - 12th
Do not let Julius Caesar be Greek to your pupils. Rather, make the play a dish fit for hungry minds. Encourage your class members to lend their ears to a series of rich discussion questions so that they can become masters of the play, as...
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Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Comprehension Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension activity, students respond to 89 short answer questions based on acts 1-5 of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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Literature Study Guide: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

For Students 9th - 12th
Although they are designed for homeschool, these teaching tools support any student-centered literature study. Aimed at Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, the materials are widely applicable: graphic organizers, response to literature...
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Analyzing Atmosphere: Macbeth Murder Scene and Dagger Speech

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Shakespeare's Macbeth (Act II, Scenes I and II) lacks explicit details of the murder of King Duncan, yet the author creates an atmosphere that allows us to visualize the event. Readers interpret the "Dagger Speech" by writing stage...