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 for the week leading up to beginning the play. I find that while there is nothing necessarily creative about learning/teaching these words, it does make reading and understanding the play (any Shakespearean play, although the quiz sentences are from Romeo and Juliet) much easier.
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