Included are two versions of the same activity. This is a great lesson to encourage students to read Shakespeare independently, and have fun at the same time.
- One version requires students to read Act 5, scene 1 of Julius Caesar, and complete two analytical prompts related to the scene. In addition, there is one creative writing prompt, where students create their own version of the dialogue in the scene, but in modern language. This can then be acted out and shared with the class.
- The second version is suitable for weaker students, and includes a summary of the scene, which students can read and annotate rather than the actual text. Students are given the same creative writing prompt as described above.
- Both activities include a few Shakespearean insults that students can use in their creative writing prompt.
Similar activity: Julius Caesar Act 2, scene 1 Activity
Test: Test on Act 4 and 5