The Tempest Close Read - Shakespeare in 30

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Nouvelle ELA
Grade Levels
6th - 12th
Resource Type
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2 pages
Nouvelle ELA


This close reading scene from The Tempest is part of my Shakespeare in 30 collection. Students read the opening scene of the play and make connections between the literature and the action onstage. Includes Answer Key.

Each play in this series has been adapted for teens to tackle in a half an hour. You can use these scripts for Reader's Theatre (1-2 class periods), Staged Readings (one week), or full productions (3-4 weeks+). These resources have been tested with students in grades 6-12.

For each full play, you get:

1. A full Teacher's Guide:

--Teaching Drama in ELA & Questions to Consider

--Guide to a Staged Reading (Making the Most of One Week)

--Tips for Teaching Shakespeare

--Evaluating Drama

--Director's Notes (and blank version)

2. An editable script

3. Shakespeare's Language Worksheets:

--Iambic Pentameter

--Thou vs. You

4. Editable Extension Activities:

--Character Analysis + Rubric

--Performance Review + Rubric

--Soft Skills Rubric

Shakespeare in 30 Resources:


The Comedy of Errors

Deceiving Christopher Sly

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Much Ado About Nothing

The Tempest

Twelfth Night

As You Like It

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Taming of the Shrew


Juliet & Romeo

Macbeth & the Witches

Julius Caesar


Hamlet (& Himself)

Hamlet (& his Friends)

Hamlet (& his Parents)

Hamlet (& Ophelia)

Romeo & Juliet (set to pop songs!)


Richard III


Two-play combo: Romeo & Juliet

Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream

Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Deceiving Christopher Sly, The Comedy of Errors, and Twelfth Night

Four Play Bundle: Juliet & Romeo, Macbeth & the Witches, Othello, and Julius Caesar

Four Play Bundle: Macbeth & the Witches, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Much Ado About Nothing

Four Play Bundle: Four Versions of Hamlet

Eight Play Bundle

Buy 3, Get 1 Free Deal:

If you can't find the four-play combination you want in the plays listed above, you can make your own! Simply purchase any three plays and email me at nouvelle.ela@gmail.com with your order number. Let me know the play you'd like to receive for free, and I'll email it to you within a few days. :)

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Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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