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Looking for a Shakespeare introduction activity for your upcoming unit?/
One of my favorite things about teaching novels and plays is the pre-reading activities! There are so many great ways to introduce new readings. When my class was going to start Romeo and Juliet, I really struggled trying to find creative ways to introduce the play or Shakespeare.
There are many lectures and PowerPoints available to introduce Shakespeare, but I knew my students wouldn't be engaged. If I wanted to invest my students in Romeo and Juliet for six weeks, I needed to start Day 1 with a bang. Introducing: Shakespeare Stations.
Included in this download:
★Six stations tents/labels that will introduce students to a Shakespearean topic: the Elizabethan era, Shakespeare's works, etc.
★Six handouts - 1 per station. These sheets are full of information (some of them have interesting Shakespeare facts). Place each handout at the corresponding station.
★Six handouts for students to record notes on for each station.
★Answer Key for student handouts in case you're too busy to read through all of the station postings.
★One Do Now/Exit Ticket sheet to see what students know about Shakespeare before and after the stations activity.
Shakespeare is often misunderstood by students. This activity will allow students to discover who Shakespeare is and become a little more familiar with his language.
I know your students will have fun while you introduce Shakespeare in this uncommon way!