“Much Ado About Nothing Unit” is a complete, no prep unit that is ready to teach the instant you download it. I love Shakespeare, especially his comedies, and I really want students and teachers alike to love it too. The activities and accompanying lessons in this unit demystify Shakespeare and makes it relatable to students. The unit included all lesson plans with 16 comprehensive lessons and a reading schedule (with learning objectives listed for each lesson), all student activities, evaluations, rubrics, comprehensive answer keys for all work and assignments, and fun bonus materials to suit your students’ interests.
The Much Ado About Nothing Unit is now distance learning ready. Send individual PDF activities to students OR share the work in Google Slides.
All student activities are available in Google Docs and are completely modifiable.
An editable version of this unit is available by clicking here Much Ado About Nothing Unit EDITABLE
The unit is appropriate for grades 9 through 12.
Take a look at the unit preview for more visual details. The unit includes:
A total of 100 pages in PDF and 12 PowerPoint slides are included in this unit.
Act and Scene Guide (Includes the characters found in the scene and the approximate reading time.)
Teacher Guide (lesson plans) – 16 easy-to-follow lessons, learning objectives, reading schedule, with included reading prompts, journal entries, and exit tickets (or closing activities.)
Student Activities include:
❒ Pre-Reading Activity
❒ Act 1 Comprehension questions
❒ Act 2 Comprehension questions
❒ Act 3 Comprehension questions
❒ Acts 4-5 Comprehension questions
❒ Who’s who in Act 1
❒ Literary Devices (Act 1)
❒ Characterization Activity
❒ Subplot Activity
❒ The Plan (conflict)
❒ Dogberry’s Malapropisms
❒ Much Ado About Noting (theme work)
❒ Activity on Symbolism
❒ Activity on Theme
Comprehensive Answer Key for ALL activities.
❒ Quiz on Acts 1 and 2 (With answer key and rubric)
❒ Beatrice vs. Benedick (oral presentation skits)- rubric is included
❒ Fake News – newspaper article (writing activity) – with rubric
❒ unit test – with answer key and rubric
❒ Song analysis Activity for theme review (optional evaluation or activity) – with rubric
Optional bonus activities are also included
❒ A love letter activity (Optional evaluation – rubric included)
❒ A Dear Abby activity
❒ Behind the Mask – an anti-bullying campaign (can be used as an evaluation – rubric included)
❒ Additional journal topics
To further student learning, a Guess Who? For Much Ado game is included. This is a fun way to learn about the characters in the play. And, as the play progresses, students’ questioning must change to keep track of character growth. (30 slides)
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Character images credit: Caryn Wheeler
Mask image credit: Adobe Stock