Bare Bones

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Enjoy the bare bones of meaty literature with engaging, hand drawn character maps for classic English texts.
 
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Shakespeare's 'The Taming Of The Shrew' offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the photocopier. I've
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
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$4.00
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Shakespeare's The Merchant Of Venice offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird' offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the
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English Language Arts, Literature
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Kesey's 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to
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10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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By Bare Bones
Need to know the entire play in a short period of time? Haven't read this play in years? Ever? Stress less. I've condensed the entire play into 2 pages. It's easy! Use as a summary, as exam prep, or for any readers who just need a helpful visual
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Steinbeck's 'Of Mice And Men' offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the
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English Language Arts, Literature
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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Shelley's 'Frankenstein' offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the photocopier.
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English Language Arts, Literature
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8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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By Bare Bones
Need to know the entire story in a short period of time? Haven't read this novel in years? Stress less. I've condensed the entire novel into 2 pages. It's easy! Use as a summary, as exam prep, or for any readers who just need a helpful visual
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English Language Arts, Literature
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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Zusak's 'The Book Thief' offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the photocopier.
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English Language Arts, Literature
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Austen's 'Pride And Prujudice' offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the
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English Language Arts, Literature
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9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Ibsen's 'A Doll's House' offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the photocopier.
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English Language Arts, Drama, Literature
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10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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By Bare Bones
I hadn't really delved into the world of discourse since my uni days and suddenly it was a topic in a new unit I'm teaching at school. In my Year 11 English class I'm exploring media representations and linguistic features of biased news reports. I
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Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
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English teachers, take a chill pill - I've got you covered! If you're new to teaching any of these plays, like I was, they could well save your sanity! These one-page summaries of key characters and themes in 5 of Shakespeare's classic plays offer
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By Bare Bones
This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Golding's 'Lord Of The Flies' is designed for a plain sailing start to your unit! Hand drawn in black ink, it's perfect for a quick trip to the photocopier. I've seen kids treasure this handout
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English Language Arts, Literature
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By Bare Bones
One of my top sellers: NOW IN COLOUR! Print in A3 for an awesome classroom poster! This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate
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English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
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This one-page summary of key characters and themes in S.E Hinton's 'The Outsiders' offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn in black ink, this character map is perfect for a quick trip to the
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English Language Arts
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7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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By Bare Bones
One of my top sellers: NOW IN COLOUR! Print in A3 for an awesome classroom poster! This one-page summary of key characters and themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth offers an engaging and bare bones start to your unit! Why complicate things? Hand drawn
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English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
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Melanie Ralph is a passionate and creative teacher who graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane in 2007 with degrees in Creative Industries (Drama) and Secondary Education (English). Starting her teaching career in 2008, at Alice Springs High School, her journey has lead her to teaching positions within both public and private schools in Australia, England and Canada. Melanie has an interest in social justice issues and maintains a blog titled ‘Lustre Education.’ https://lustreeducation.wordpress.com Twitter: @lustreeducation

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I am a high school English teacher who loves to draw. I was inspired to create these illustrations after a teaching experience in which I had to teach Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice and The Taming of The Shrew starting in the same week, knowing nothing about either. Eeeeeek! Not only is Shakespeare slightly daunting for many kids (and adults!), his plays include a lot of characters. Particularly challenging, was The Taming of The Shrew, which includes character names like Gremio, Grumio, Tranio, Petruchio and Lucentio. Before I lost my mindio, I picked up a pen and set about drawing character maps to save my sanity. For teachers or tutors, these illustrations can be useful as a visual guide for students while you tell the story or discuss the texts. For students, the character maps can help you remember who-is-who while you engage with the story. Keep it simple, stupid! Enjoy the bare bones of these meaty classics.

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