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Shakespeare Background QR Codes Stations → Editable files!
Students love this pre-reading activity designed to help them review Shakespeare's life, basic drama terms, and literary devices vocabulary. This is a great activity to use before reading any Shakespeare play. Sixteen stations are included!
Using cell phones and working in pairs or trios, students walk around the classroom to scan QR codes and respond to reading questions. The class comes together at the end of the activity to review responses and reflect upon their learning.
I use this activity as a basic review before reading a Shakespeare play. Be sure that you have at least one cell phone or tablet for each small group of students—and, if you have not used QR Codes in your class before, consider giving students a few minutes to download a QR Code reader before beginning the activity. This is a fun activity that students will very intuitively know how to complete!
This lesson is classroom-tested and include the following:
A teacher lesson plan with…
• Common Core objectives
• preparation steps
• a classroom agenda
• assessment strategies
A PowerPoint with…
• student-friendly objectives
• student directions
• activity time limits