This fun 30% off bundle will entertain and challenge students while ensuring that there is no marking and no prep beyond a little photocopying for you - what a win-win! The bundle is comprised of 15 Merchant writing games and activities and a Merchant debate resource. This duo will not only help foster a creative approach to this play but keep your students happy and engaged during even dire emergencies, such as Friday afternoons.
15 Games and Activities
The found poetry, one pager and dice roll stories will occupy a considerable portion of three classes and a simple rubric is included should you wish to use these activities for marks. Most of the other activities in this package are more suited to a spare 10 minutes or so at the end of the class, or even as bellringers. A DOZEN of these fun smaller activities will keep them happily occupied! These activities, like the one pager, can be used with ANY book. Only the found poetry, dice roll story and anagrams are particular to this play.
Most of these activities are no-prep- just project the activities onto your screen or write the instructions on the board and fun immediately awaits! The only activities that need to be photocopied are the found poetry activity (two sheets for each student) and the one pager.
Table of contents
Games and activities Guidelines
Found poetry example
Merchant Found poetry
One pager example
Merchant dice roll story
Q & A poetry
Spine poetry & example
Silly book titles
6 word stories
Greetings card poetry
Blind group poetry
The debate activity
Students grapple with key issues in the text like
Be it resolved that this play should be called Shylock. They also get public speaking and teamwork practice, while you avoid piles of weekend-eating marking.
What this resource contains
It has everything needed to run a debate, including
graphic organizers for students to organize their speech and rebuttal material
self-evaluation forms, and peer feedback forms
a rubric for teachers
fun games in case a debate finishes early
9 resolutions on themes, characters, literary aspects and the text’s relevance to society
Please see the preview for a full table of contents.
This resource does not teach students HOW to debate. If you need a resource that teaches students how to debate, step by patient step, please see Debate ANY novel or play!
Many of the pages in this package are drawn from that resource.
9 topics are provided, enough for even the largest classes to debate different resolutions in their groups of four. The resolutions are part of a fully editable Word folder AND an editable PDF folder. The resolutions document also provides a record of the teams’ names and which side they are arguing for.
A separate Word folder AND editable PDF folder of some parts of the resource are included. This will allow you to make changes if necessary to suit the style your district debates in, or to alter the number of minutes allotted to each speaker.
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