This PowerPoint presentation details the events of the play in order and by day. I use this PowerPoint as a follow up to a jigsaw/gallery walk type of lesson. I use this activity as a review of the play.
I split students into groups of 4-5 and assign different sections of the play. (I section the play into the number of groups I have in class. Typically, I have 5 or 6 groups in a class period). You can section the play in whichever way you see fit. I have divided the play by scenes and by acts. I tend to vary it by class size. If I have more than 4 groups in a class, I will overlap scenes. I have also assigned the entire play to each group.
I give the students large pieces (6) of butcher paper or the back of a book cover. I assign them to work as a group and create a timeline of the major events of the play. Not only do I have them create the order of events, I ask them to indicate which day of the week the events occur starting with Sunday and ending on Friday.
After giving instructions, students have the remainder of the period to work. One 50 minute period is sufficient. Less time is needed if you assign groups small sections of the play.
When time is up, students post their work around the room and share their work with the class. I use this PowerPoint presentation to check/discuss the students' work at the end of the activity.