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 well as an entertaining final activity your students will never forget!
Provided as a fully editable PowerPoint as well as a PDF (to avoid any potential compatibility or font issues), this 28-slide presentation includes:
• Background on Shakespeare’s language style
• Key differences between modern and Elizabethan English
• Frequently encountered words, their definitions, and translation practice examples
• A printable Elizabethan Language Glossary that can be used for deciphering meaning as they read as well as for class activities. Can be enlarged, laminated and used as a poster too!
• Practice examples for students to build comprehension and confidence while you to assess progress
• A fun final activity in which students write and perform skits using Shakespearean terms—a favorite activity among my own students!
• Rubric to set expectations and make grading a breeze
This comprehensive PowerPoint can be used along with the Introduction to Shakespeare: Fun Activities and Printables
packet or as a standalone. The packet includes handouts that can be used with the activities included in this PowerPoint, as well as additional engaging activities your students will love! Buy both these products as a bundle and save a bundle!
The greatest obstacle between Shakespeare and student audience is the challenging language. Help them to build their comprehension and confidence, all while having fun along the way!
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