Introduce kids to Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream using a storybook version of the play, then engage them in worksheets, a game, and a scene script to remember the plot. These materials are geared for 3rd-5th graders but could be used as low-end differentiation for middle school students as well. There are enough materials here to cover three to five 45-minute class sessions.
- Basic lesson plan and materials explanations
- Shakespeare storybooks resource list (actual storybook not included with this download)
- Two worksheets are provided. They cover the same information but can be differentiated for age/ability of your students. Answer keys are included.
- A trivia game that reviews the plot of the story. Game board, rules, scorecards, answer keys, and 36 trivia cards are included.
- A mini script of a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream: the interactions between Oberon, Titania, Puck, fairies, and Nick Bottom (performance time about 8 minutes; the cast consists of 8 characters). The words all belong to Shakespeare. I have edited the scene to include lines that are easiest for children to speak and understand while still getting the storyline across.
Click here to view several Shakespeare-themed materials in my TpT store. They include bundles, games, graphic organizers, and scripts of scenes. Topics include the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, Henry V, Macbeth, and Shakespearean insults.