Get it all here - everything you need to introduce Shakespeare to Middle School.
This unit uses A Midsummer Night's Dream as the vehicle to introduce Shakespeare to middle school students. Students start with research and an understanding of who Shakespeare was. Multiple resources are available for this background section.
Students read the play (a formatted version is included; this was taken from an online, open source and has been adjusted to eliminate the unnecessary and lengthy monologues) and look for an understanding of the content and writing. Students work for comprehension of complex and multiple/interweaving plots. Different versions of a test are included and can be changed to meet student needs.
The project included can be used for ANY literature. There are 9 different options for students to choose from. Old rubrics are included; updates may be necessary to align to your specifications.