This interactive PowerPoint is PERFECT for introducing students to ANY tragedy written by Shakespeare! It has 51 slides jam packed with pictures, notes, explanations, practice questions with delayed answers, diagrams, and even a video showing comic relief.
Key Words: Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, King Lear
This will make Shakespeare seem easy! It’s designed to help any student fully comprehend the actual texts of Shakespeare without having to rely on modified versions of the plays. Use the five parts of the presentation in any order and at any point in your classes’ study. It could be an introduction, test review, and daily supplement. It has worked wonders for my classes.
The presentation is divided into the following five labeled sections:
Drama – These eight slides explain the elements that are part of all plays such as asides, props, stage directions, and script. Examples of all terms from Shakespeare’s plays are included. The subtle difference between monologues and soliloquys is explained in kid-friendly language.
Tragedy – These eight slides show students the differences in tragedies and other types of plays. Aristotle’s influence upon Shakespeare’s work is explained, and then Shakespeare’s six key tragic heroes are featured.
Shakespeare’s Poetic Language – These 16 slides are the highlight of the presentation! Watch your students REALLY get Shakespeare’s pronouns, enjoy iambic pentameter, write their own couplets, and do so much more. All you have to do is click and facilitate the discussion.
Shakespeare’s Word Play – These slides will help students fully understand why Shakespeare was truly a master of language! From puns to paradox, you’ll find it all explained here.
Important Elements – This final section of the presentation teaches other devices present in all of Shakespeare’s tragedies including irony, symbolism, and the influence of fate.
This resource works well with my Othello Test Bank, Romeo and Juliet Test Bank, and Macbeth Test Bank, which contain 100 questions each.