Shakespeare: Introduction to Shakespeare bundle

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    Introduce Shakespeare to your classes with 3 amazing activities! From a fun and active trail to search out information, to key historical facts about Shakespeare's history and Elizabethan / Jacobean England. These introduction to Shakespeare activities would complement any Shakespeare unit.

    This bundle contains the following three products, they are available separately in my store:

    1. Shakespeare Trail
    2. Shakespeare's World
    3. Shakespeare's England 27 KWL charts


    → Introduction to Shakespeare lesson contents:

    # 10 stations covering a variety of engaging activities introducing Shakespeare and his works

    # 2 page student worksheet

    # 2 page answer sheet

    # Complete instructions

    The 10 stations include:

    - Maths / Logic riddles

    - Shakespeare words and phrases

    - Evaluation of Shakespearean imagery using pictures

    - Categorisation of Shakespeare's play into Tragedies, Comedies

    and Histories

    - Consideration of character dilemmas

    - Timeless plots - different interpretations of Shakespeare's stories

    - Famous Britain

    - The Globe around the world - the 14 replicas

    - Shakespeare in Translation

    → Shakespeare's World contents

    Student worksheets and detailed slides on:

    # The court of Queen Elizabeth I

    # Renaissance courtly ideal

    # Dissent at Court and the death of Elizabeth I

    # The ascension of James I

    # Tudors and Stuarts

    # Jacobean society

    # The advance of science

    # Law and punishment

    # Witchcraft and magic

    # The Age of Discovery

    # Theories of Otherness

    # The noble savage


    # Dreams in Elizabethan England

    # Fairies and Sprites

    Included for FREE a timeline of events in Shakespeare's England

    → Shakespeare's England 27 KWL charts contents:

    # 27 worksheets - each with different images from Elizabethan / Jacobean England. # Challenge students to explain and summary what they Know, Want to know and Learn.

    # Just print and go!

    Take a look and see what buyers have said about my Shakespeare resources:

    ♥ “Fun way to engage students in Shakespeare right off the bat” February 2, 2017

    ♥ “Great background information” January 23, 2017

    ♥ “My students loved this. Thanks!” January 16, 2017

    ♥ “Very well done. Great intro activity for all level classes.” January 11, 2017


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
    Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
    Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
    Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
    Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.


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