Shakespeare's Insults

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Literature Daydreams
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Shakespeare's Insults are a fabulous pre-reading activity for any of Shakespeare’s plays. Help engage and enthuse your students with Shakespeare's language using this Insults lesson! This collection includes two ‘make-your-own’ insult worksheet activities, an insulting conversation between Punk Shakespeare and Rap Shakespeare at the grocery store activity, insulting character creation, a choice of 4 artistic responses and over 200 insult cards!

There is a presentation to help you guide students through the various activities, so you can use as many or as few of them as you need.

Ideal for middle or high school students who need an engaging introduction to Shakespeare’s Language.


# 3+ hours of activities

# 15+ pages of activities

# Student worksheets

# 200+ insult cards

# Teacher’s planner

Perfect for printing in black & white or colour.

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