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Introduction to Shakespearean Language PowerPoint
Struggling to teach your students how to make sense of Shakespeare's language? This 18-slide PowerPoint will help you explain many of the nuances in Shakespeare's language in an easy to understand format. The presentation can be used for any play or sonnet study. Topics include: • Pronouns • Sonnet
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Shakespearean Language
Help your students learn the language of Shakespeare before they attempt to read his work. When I planned my first Shakespeare unit for my grade 9 English class, I had to spend a great deal of time focusing on the history of the Renaissance, Shakespeare's life, and the language of the time prior to
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Power Point Presentation: Shakespearean Language
Use this six slide presentation to help your students get an edge on reading Shakespeare. The presentation includes specific information about language used by Shakespeare, word order and why Shakespearean language seems so difficult. This slide show is also available as part of my unit on Romeo
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Shakespearean Language Made Easy
This PowerPoint is designed to aid students in learning about Shakespeare's language. Examples of old, middle and modern English are included. Allows students to experience the language through the ages!
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Commonly Used Shakespearean Language Lists and Quizzes
Before teaching a Shakespearean play to my students, I require them to learn some commonly used Shakespearean words such as "dost", "whither", "wherefore", etc. This product contains four lists with a total of 51 words, four quizzes, and four answer keys. I typically quiz the kids every other day fo
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Shakespearean Language Challenge
Students will work to identify which words/phrases belong to the Bard. (Hint: They're all Shakespeare, but your students will argue otherwise!)
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Understanding Shakespearean Language
Have students practice translating Shakespearean text into Modern English then Modern English into Shakespearean text.
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Introduction to Shakespeare with Shakespearean Language Activity
This presentation and activity can be use for ANY of Shakespeare's plays. In the presentation, there are videos and some interactive things students can do while watching these videos. The activity included is a short, fun way to introduce the Shakespearean Language to students as they are give
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Shakespearean Language - Do you know your Yodish? - MACBETH
This 2-page document is a quick activity to do with your students before starting Macbeth. If you have used my other Yodish worksheets, do know that the Yodish worksheet is the same and has been included with this product as well. The second page contains 4 sets of lines from Macbeth. The theory
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Shakespearean Language - Do you know your Yodish? - JULIUS CAESAR
This 2-page document is a quick activity to do with your students before starting Julius Caesar. If you have used my other Yodish worksheets, do know that the Yodish worksheet is the same and has been included with this product as well. The second page contains 5 sets of lines from Julius Caesar. Th
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Shakespeare Writing Assignment - Writing with Shakespearean Language
Now that your students have had the opportunity to explore the language of Shakespeare, see if they can re-create it. In this file you will find four writing assignments to incorporate Shakespearean language into modern-day activities. I've also included several exemplars for your students.
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Practice with Shakespearean Language: Inversion
As teachers of Shakespeare in the high school classroom, one of our primary tasks is giving students strategies to process Elizabethan English. This worksheet provides practice in "translating" Elizabeth English to modern English, specifically with regard to syntactical inversion.
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Introduction to Shakespeare’s Language VALUE BUNDLE: Fun Activities & PowerPoint
Perhaps the greatest obstacle between Shakespeare’s plays and student audiences is the unfamiliar language. Now you can minimize the challenge by introducing your students to the language of Shakespeare in a way that is fun, meaningful and memorable. This comprehensive bundle—including a 28-slide
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SHAKESPEARE LANGUAGE AND VOCABULARY #SecondaryShakeSale
Shakespeare Language: Understanding Shakespeare's language is always a challenge for middle and high school students. Before you begin reading any Shakespearean play, use this resource to prepare your students for the terminology they may encounter. ==============================================
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Othello Bundle: Worksheets, Study Guide, Task Cards, Projects
If you're teaching William Shakespeare's play, Othello, you need this bundle! With resources for every act and scene of the play, this teaching bundle will make your unit a success for both you and your students. Included in the bundle: • 100+ task cards with critical thinking questions covering ea
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Shakespeare Reading Chart-Define and Critically Analyze Language & Vocabulary
Shakespeare Translation Chart -This is a three column chart that I use to help students pay close attention to Shakespearean language (it can be used with any of his plays). ♛ As they read, students record puzzling words or phrases from the text in the left-hand column. Then, when technology is a
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Introduction to the Language of Shakespeare PowerPoint: Building Comprehension
Get your students to not only understand Shakespeare, but appreciate and—even enjoy—his work! This PowerPoint lays the groundwork necessary for them to understand the unfamiliar language and overcome their fear of reading The Bard. It also provides plenty of practice and assessment opportunities as
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ROMEO AND JULIET COMPLETE PLAY BUNDLE
ROMEO AND JULIET COMPLETE PLAY BUNDLE This is a very comprehensive 120 page bundle of instructional resources and activities for the classic love story and play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. I planned materials to be in line with Common Core and provide evidence-based assessment an
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Julius Caesar Act II Comic Strip for Note-taking, Active Reading, Study Guide
Students practice paraphrasing Shakespearean language while creating a study guide of key points in Act II of Julius Caesar. The comic strip helps students visualize and simplify the events of Act II. This can be used for active reading or as a study guide or as a summary tool. Great differentiatio
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Introduction to Shakespeare’s Language:  Fun Activities to Help w/ Comprehension
Do your students hate Shakespeare? Is that a stupid question? Perhaps the greatest obstacle between Shakespeare’s plays and student audiences is the unfamiliar language. Quite different from the language we use today, the Elizabethan English found in Shakespeare’s works presents a challenge to eve
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Shakespeare BUNDLE: Introduction, Analysis & Writing Activities, Gr 8,9,10,11,12
Our Shakespeare Activity BUNDLE: Activities for Introduction, Analysis and Writing, Grades 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 is a true value that will make your planning year significantly easier and will scaffold students through greater knowledge of Shakespeare’s language, and help all students improve in critica
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Two Sonnets by William Shakespeare
This is a handout using Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare and 10 questions to go along with both sonnets. I use these two sonnets as an introduction to Shakespearean language. This can be used with any play. There are suggested answers for the questions. ***This product is included in
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ROMEO AND JULIET ACT I ACTIVITY BUNDLE
ROMEO AND JULIET ACT 1 ACTIVITY BUNDLE This is a very comprehensive bundle for Act I of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. I have broken Act I into four parts each, with its own activity. I think you and your students will enjoy this packet which contains. 1) Matching the Prolog
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Julius Caesar Act 1 Comic Strip for Note-taking, Active Reading, Study Guide
Students practice paraphrasing Shakespearean language while creating a study guide of key points in Act 1 of Julius Caesar. The comic strip helps students visualize and simplify the events of Act 1. This can be used for active reading or as a study guide or as a summary tool. Great differentiation
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Introduction to Macbeth by Shakespeare: PPT, Guided Notes, & Language Activities
The witches from Macbeth just might have it right when they claim that "fair is foul and foul is fair" - at least that's what your students might think when they find out they have to read a Shakespeare play... To prevent them from getting a boring start, introduce them to Macbeth with this engaging
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A Midsummer Night's Dream 18 Play Projects
Love, Magic, Dreams? All three combine into one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies! Included in this 5 page Projects Packet for William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" are 18 different types of assignments for your students to show knowledge in the Bard's comedy: -- from creating costum
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Macbeth Bundle: Test, Gallery Walk, Blog, Dramatic Activity, & Translation Chart
The MacBundle! This product includes five different classroom-tested resources for Macbeth: ♛ Macbeth Final Test: This is a fifty question final test for Shakespeare's play. The assessment consists of four different sections and includes the answer key: I. Twenty two True/False questions II. Ten M
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Romeo and Juliet- Act 1, Scene 1 Guided Notes Handout
Excellent resource for the first lesson on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 1! Introduce students to Shakespearean characters, plot, and terminology in the first scene of this tragedy. Guided Notes Handout cover setting, literary devices, the initial conflict between the Montagu
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Julius Caesar Roman Culture & History (Shakespeare's Play)
This activity is a great way to start a unit on the play Julius Caesar. It makes students more interested in the time period and culture, before delving into the Shakespearean language of the text. The PowerPoint presentation provides information about various aspects of culture, including numeral
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The Tempest In Plain and Simple English
The Tempest is a short play...and a confusing one. There is no one single central plot (there are three main plots that alternate throughout the story). Long story short: it's easy to get lost! And the Shakespearean language doesn't help. If you have struggled in the past reading Shakespeare, then
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Romeo and Juliet- Act 1, Scene 1 Guided Notes Powerpoint
Excellent resource for an introductory lesson on Romeo and Juliet, Act 1 Scene 1. This presentation introduces all of the characters in Act 1, Scene 1, discusses setting, literary devices, the initial conflict between Montagues and Capulets, and Shakespearean language. This powerpoint is the compan
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A Midsummer Night's Dream 7 Week Unit - 20 Lessons, PPT, Resources, Homework!
Thoroughly tried and tested 7 week unit on Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' which works brilliantly as an introduction to Shakespeare! Suitable for ages 11-14 and focuses upon creative analysis of Act III Scene I. Includes: * 20 lesson plans (with 16 differentiation strategies) * 108 slide
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Hamlet - Literature Kit Gr. 9-12
A Literature Kit for the novel Hamlet written by William Shakespeare. Take a Peek Inside: Students get wrapped up in a tale of betrayal and revenge, leading up to a tragic end. Our easy-to-use resource makes the study of this play more enjoyable for struggling readers. Become familiar with Shakesp
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Shakespearean Insults (Beatrice and Benedick Style)
This is a great activity to help students get comfortable with Shakespearean language at the beginning of a unit on Much Ado About Nothing. Instructions to students: Use a combination of the Shakespearean insults listed in the three columns below, and preface them with "thou." In order to create var
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ROMEO AND JULIET Shakespeare Drama Unit (5 x 100 min lessons) - NO PREP!
ROMEO AND JULIET Drama Unit - NO PREP REQUIRED! This fully detailed, curriculum aligned drama unit has 5 x 100 minute detailed lesson plans exploring Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet through a range of performance techniques. This drama unit comes with everything you need including script extracts, am
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Romeo & Juliet Study Guides
This bundle includes 5 study guides (1 study guide per act). Each study guide (with the exception of Act 4) is 4 pages long and includes: 1.Fill-in-the-blank plot details 2. Quote identification and explanation 3. Literary Element analysis (Puns, metaphors, soliloquy, dramatic irony, innuendo, a
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Romeo & Juliet Complete Unit Plan
This unit plan will give you all the basic tools you need for engaging, discussing and assessing Shakespeare's classic play: Romeo & Juliet. The Unit Plan is divided in to 5 major folders: 1. Background Information Complete with a "Handy Helper" packet that allows students access to the langua
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Romeo and Juliet Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt focuses on the language of Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. It can be used as practise after basic Shakespearean language concepts are taught. But it is not necessary to read the entire play first.
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Romeo & Juliet Handy Helper - Intro Packet
This packet is the perfect guide for introducing students to Romeo & Juliet, while giving them a guide to return to throughout the play. It includes: -Romeo & Juliet Rationale/Objectives for the unit -Background Information on Shakespeare -Background Information on the Globe Theater
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Macbeth 8 Week Unit - 23 Lessons, PPT, Resources, Homework!
Thoroughly tried, tested and creative 8 week unit on Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'! Suitable for ages 11-16, with particular focus upon Act II Scene II. Includes: * 23 lesson plans (with 16 differentiation strategies) * 100 slide PowerPoint presentation * All resources * Homework project Unit's lessons
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Thou Must Write a Letter! Romeo and Juliet Personal Letter Lesson
Reading Romeo and Juliet? Students say they don't GET the language? Try this letter unit! Students write letters using strange words and crazy word arrangements all while figuring out Shakespearean language. PowerPoint on Shakespearean Language, Letter Rubric and extra handouts included. Don't fo
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MACBETH by William Shakespeare: Shakespearean Lyrics Warm Ups (5 days worth)
As part of my Macbeth unit, I like to start classes with warm ups that involved the students translating Shakespearean language. What better way to do this than by taking popular song lyrics, writing them in Shakespearean language, and challenging the students to translate them back! When they kno
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Introduction to Shakespearean Drama PowerPoint Bundle
This collection of PowerPoint presentations provides introductory information and images for any Shakespeare unit. They are ready to use as downloaded, or they can be adapted to specific needs. They can serve as a review of each act and scene, a simple discussion guide, as a backdrop for lessons a
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Famous Shakespearean Monologues
A collection of famous Shakespearean monologues, graphic organizers for students to use, and paraphrases of the monologues. I am using this with my classes to get them used to Shakespearean language.
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Romeo and Juliet- Guided Notes Powerpoint for Acts 1-3
Mega-Powerpoint covering detailed information in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Acts 1-3. Powerpoint on the first three acts of the play introduces major characters, plot, conflict, Shakespearean language, famous quotes and critical analysis, as well as rhetorical devices. Excellent supplement for
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William Shakespeare's Star Wars Flipbook
This product is designed to be used alongside the AWESOME book, William Shakespeare's Star Wars! The author took the original story of Star Wars and re-wrote it in Shakespearean language, including devices such as iambic pentameter, extended metaphors, anaphora, stichomythia, and more! This a great
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THE TEMPEST Shakespeare Drama Unit (5 x 100 min drama lessons) NO PREP!
THE TEMPEST Shakespeare Drama Unit - NO PREP REQUIRED! This curriculum aligned Shakespeare drama unit has 5 x 100 minute detailed lesson plans exploring Shakespeare's The Tempest through a range of performance activities. A perfect Shakespeare introductory unit, I've done your lesson planning for yo
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Introduction to Shakespeare - Presentation and Classroom Activities
This presentation contains information about Shakespeare, the Globe Theatre, and Shakespearean language. The presentation is designed to give students background information on Shakespeare, the Elizabethan Period, and the language of the times. Students will engage in an activity where they get in
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Shakespeare for Kids Bundle: 45+ pages of Scripts, Projects & Activities
Kids love Shakespeare (most just don’t know it yet!). Shakespeare is meant to be performed and seen, not just read. Break the plot and characters down to their simplest elements and let them play! This resource contains activities, projects, scripts and tips to help bring back the fun. This resou
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Hamlet Gr. 9-12
A Literature Kit for the novel Hamlet written by William Shakespeare. Take a Peek Inside: Students get wrapped up in a tale of betrayal and revenge, leading up to a tragic end. Our easy-to-use resource makes the study of this play more enjoyable for struggling readers. Become familiar with Shakesp
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Romeo and Juliet Rhetorical Devices Valentine Project
Here, students are asked to take on the role of Romeo and successfully persuade- using pathos, logos, and ethos- his unwavering love for Juliet before their wedding day so as to make Juliet no longer question his integrity. I do not require that students incorporate or adhere to Shakespearean langua
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THE WINTER'S TALE - SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGIC-COMEDY: LESSONS AND RESOURCES
This resource covers the integral, surface and deep features of story analysis of a Shakespearean Tragic-Comedy - The Winter's Tale. It contains full-on activities and assessments to cover the skills of literacy in an easy, structured, cover-your-bases system. It includes everything you need to get
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