This Shakespeare Log assignment is perfect for any play by the Bard that you happen to assign. Even better, it works for both in-class and out-of-class reading assignments, so it can be used to fit any of your needs. The only real requirement is that it should be used with one of Shakespeare’s wonderful tragedies, comedies, or histories. (Of course, if you edit it for another purpose, that is fine, too!)
The Log assignment works like a reading journal, requiring students to write after each scene read. Rather than requiring students to do the same prompts after each reading, or having students all respond to the same one or two prompts that you have to come up with (what a pain!), the Log assignment sheet provides students with seven diverse prompts. Two of these seven prompts can be seen on the preview image, but all the prompts are designed with diversity, learning styles, and flexibility in mind. These are prompts that are used in my own Shakespeare high school elective, and they are proven winners.
On the assignment sheet, requirements such as using a folder with paper in the middle tabs, and an option of extra credit are mentioned. These are just elements that I use in my own class, and can be modified or removed, since all products in my store come with editable versions as well as ready-to-use file versions (see note below). With that in mind, any additional requirements or ideas you’d like to add may be done so, too!
As always, A Teacher’s Teacher aims to provide you with useful tools that will help in the classroom. To this end, all files are provided in multiple formats for both easy access (.pdf) as well as editing and modifying for your own classroom needs (.docx).