Learn about Shakespeare's life and work through this informational text while practicing test prep and close reading skills! This informational text about Shakespeare is designed to spark curiosity about the mysterious life of the bard while also prompting inferencing, reading for context clues, and other Common Core test taking skills.
After students work hard on their Shakespeare close reading, they will have a chance to be creative by putting together their own poem using words from Shakespeare's most famous quotes.
This assignment can be printed or used digitally in Google classrooms, Microsoft classrooms, and other LMS providers. Answer key included!
***Note: This original writing is written to support complex text instruction for high school reading levels. Please download the preview to ensure that this level of text complexity will fit well with your students.
If you are looking for an additional way to celebrate Shakespeare, check out Study All Knight's collaborative poster! (It's not included in the resource, but would make a great pairing!)
William Shakespeare Writing Activity and Collaborative Poster