This is a differentiated mini-unit on Elizabethan England to prepare students for studying Shakespeare's works! It can be used as an introduction to any of Shakespeare's plays. It begins with a day of research into Shakespeare's life and times, then asks students to create a group collage on their topic and ultimately perform a presentation of their findings.
Included in this product:
- Rationale for Project
- English Language Arts Frameworks
- 4 Meticulously Explained Lesson Plans
- Extensive explanation of differentiation strategies embedded in lessons (Perfectly aligned with Standard II of Teacher Evaluations)
- 5 Separate packets with questions for 5 separate topics
- Picture of my students' work from this year
This is an engaging group project that keeps students working from start to finish while playing to their very different strengths. I have put hours upon hours into this project so that you don't have to - truly, you will find that it runs itself!
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