Make the comedic language, characters, and plot of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing accessible and understandable with this handout on Act 1 of the play!
This close-reading handout is a complement to my Much Ado About Nothing Act 1 Guided Notes Powerpoint
and Much Ado About Nothing Act 1 Quiz and Answer Key
The handout and powerpoint presentation cover many details in the first act of the play, including: setting, themes, subjects, motifs, symbols, plot, major and minor characters, foil characters, and quotations in context.
Information on the handout progresses chronologically though each of the three scenes of Act 1, identifying elements of plot coupled with direct quotes and line citations. Students will understand both the major characters and initial motives by the presentation's end.
Present this outline template to students as you lecture, and have students fill in the blanks. A completed Answer Key is included for the teacher's reference. It's a great time-saver and allows students to identify key information while not missing any important details! This product can be used for an in-class lecture or in a flipped classroom setting, where students might read the powerpoint and fill in the document at home.
Want more on Much Ado About Nothing? Here are links to resources organized by Act:
Much Ado About Nothing Act 2 Guided Notes Handout
Much Ado About Nothing Act 2 Guided Notes Presentation
Much Ado About Nothing- Imagery in Act 2, Scene 1 Worksheet
Much Ado About Nothing Act 2 Quiz and Answer Key
Much Ado About Nothing Act 3 Guided Notes Handout
Much Ado About Nothing Act 3 Guided Notes Presentation
Much Ado About Nothing Act 3 Quiz and Answer Key
Much Ado About Nothing Act 4 Guided Notes Handout
Much Ado About Nothing Act 4 Guided Notes Presentation
Much Ado About Nothing Act 4 Quiz and Answer Key
Much Ado About Nothing Act 5 Guided Notes Handout
Much Ado About Nothing Act 5 Guided Notes Presentation
Much Ado About Nothing Act 5 Quiz and Answer Key
Bundled Lessons and Assessments:
Much Ado About Nothing- Guided Notes Handouts on All 5 Acts
Much Ado About Nothing- Powerpoints on All 5 Acts
Much Ado About Nothing- Quizzes and Answer Keys on All 5 Acts
Much Ado About Nothing-Unit Test and Answer Key
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