Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Unit Plan

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7th - 11th
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Introduce students to the wonderful world or Shakespeare in this easy to use, Common Core aligned unit for the comedy Twelfth Night.

Included in the resource:

  • Reading Guide: focus is on plot, setting, chronology, making connections and figurative language.
  • Characters: notes and description
  • Character quiz (answer key included) to assess student understanding of character’s role within the play.
  • Final project – using the large sized construction paper, students create a pamphlet that requires students to utilize the information gathered in each Act (sheets listed above).
  • A Final test (answer key included) that measures the standards. Multiple choice plus two essay questions.

All of William Shakespeare’s plays are in the public domain. A free copy of the play can be found here.

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Total Pages
33 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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