It’s a shame when students reach Act 5 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and can’t remember who The Mechanicals are or what their play is supposed to be like. As a result, they tend to miss out on the hilarious and ridiculous antics that audiences always enjoy when they see this play.
Just like everything I create and post on my TpT Store, this activity is designed to maximize students’ enjoyment and understanding of Shakespearean text.
This digital card sort reinforces who the characters are, what they might look like, the part they will perform in the play, and the motivation (or lack thereof) each actor has for each of their roles. The play within the play will no longer be a mystery for your students after they undertake this fun and engaging activity!
As an added bonus, there is a video activity attached to the end of this assignment for your "early finishers." They can view the video and then go back and check their work before they turn it in.
This resource also includes an "instructions" sheet you can project, print, or use as a guide while you explain how this activity works to your students. Also included is an answer key, which makes grading a snap!