This workbook provides an introduction to early modern English and dramatic language in preparation for reading Shakespeare's works.
Section One: teaches students to not be afraid of early modern English.
Section Two: describes figurative language, including, but not limited to:
Section Three: discusses verbs with inflected endings
Section Four: discusses pronouns
Section Five: discusses unusual vocabulary
Section Six: discusses syntax
Section Seven: plays with wordplay
Section Eight: describes the different forms of dramatic language (prose and poetry)
Section Nine: describes "tragedy" based on Aristotle's "Poetics" (used in preparation to teach a Shakespearean Tragedy).
Student section is pages 1-6; Teacher section with key and notes for classroom instruction is pages 7-14.