Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Word Squares

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Encourage your class to use a variety of strategies to learn and retain vocabulary words. The plan suggests that near the beginning of your reading of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead pupils should find words in the text that are new to them and complete the word squares exercise outlined here.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Depending on your class, you may wish to create your own word squares worksheet and print out copies to save time and encourage neatness
  • Conduct this lesson several times throughout your study of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; learners can choose new difficult words to examine for each act or section of the play
Classroom Considerations

  • See the materials tab for a page that provides instructions for how to create word squares that you can put up on the document camera for kids to refer to as they work
Pros

  • The plan involves discussion and collaboration
  • Pupils are required to consider context clues and apply new knowledge of their chosen words in several different ways
Cons

  • None
Common Core