Trebuchets, Trenchers, Bum-Rolls and Bowling: Life in the Time of William Shakespeare
Learners use the internet to research the life of William Shakespeare. Individually, they are given a worksheet in which they are to find the specific answers to. They discuss their answers with the class and focus on his writings.
7th - 8th English Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Walk Two Moons: Question Answer Relationship Strategy
Middle schoolers develop a strategy as they read excerpts from Walk Two Moons. Using question and answer relationship strategies class members bolster their reading comprehension as they appropriately identify and create questions.
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Mark The Bard!
Commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a packet of cross-curricular literacy lessons and activities centered around two of the Bard's most popular plays, Macbeth and The Tempest. Class members look for evidence of...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Questions
Get the most out of a class reading of Avi's Crispin: The Cross of Lead with this literature circle resource. Based on Bloom's Taxonomy, these questions help young readers find meaning in this award-winning novel. Additional hands-on...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Shakespeare - "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind"
Expose your class to Shakespearean language with a manageable excerpt from As You Like It. A wonderfully comprehensive plan, this resource requires pupils to use higher-level thinking skills to interact with a complex text and connect...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
ESL Grammar Lessons
Practice makes perfect when it comes to learning grammar with this ESL resource. Offering a great way to teach about relative clauses, this lesson engages learners with a series of partner, small group, and whole class speaking and...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic Pentameter
Spice up your traditional approach to teaching poetic structure with a wonderful animated video, which not only covers such terms as foot, meter, verse, but also stresses Shakespeare's unique use of iambic pentameter to convey emotion...
5 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Did Shakespeare Write His Plays?
Can we test whether lines ascribed to William Shakespeare were actually written by someone else? Science and linguistics join forces in this fantastic TED-Ed video to help us investigate the theory of whether history's greatest writer...
4 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Shakespeare & The Renaissance: Activity Ideas
Looking for ways to implement the words and works of William Shakespeare into your curriculum? This list of activity ideas is a great starting point, as it covers a wide range of grade levels and a wealth of online references to explore.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
That's Moor Like It!
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...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable