As Shakespeare Would Say
Students read portions of "Twelfth Night" and discuss its plot in modern language. They use elements of the play to write their own script and finish it with a quote from Shakespeare. They rehearse and perform their plays.
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"Shakespeare and Star Wars": Lesson Plan Day 2
Ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM, ta DUM. The force will be strong in the hearts of your young Jedi as they use their lightsabers to strike the accentted syllables in lines from Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Merchant of Venice: Anticipation Guide
Is justice blind? Is love blind? Before beginning The Merchant of Venice, readers decide whether they agree or disagree with statements that encapsulate key elements of the tragic comedy. The class then predicts whether Shakespeare will...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Romeo & Juliet - Act 2 Study Guide
Your passion for Act II of Romeo and Juliet will lend (your readers) power, and time means, to meet your expectations for an extreme worksheet. Although designed for an honors class, the questions could be used to focus readers’...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
It's All in the Way You Say It
High schoolers unearth multiple meanings based on connotation and cadence. After defining denotation, connotation, and cadence, readers evaluate similar words to compare connotations. They then play with how cadence affects meaning by...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Breaking News: Chinese Writer to Have Shakespeare's Face
Students explore current events by completing a list of worksheet activities. In this William Shakespeare lesson, students identify a resident of China who wishes to undergo plastic surgery to give himself the face of William...
4th - 7th Social Studies & History
The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
In this literature worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
"Say you will be mine": Unspoken Answers and Unscripted Scenes
High schoolers hypothesize the content of unscripted moments and responses, search for evidence in the actual text to support their hypothesis, and explore how this hypothesis would affect characterization. Groups perform their scenes...
9th - 12th English Language Arts