Introducing Shakespeare Scheme of Work

B and D Publishing’s KS3 scheme of work Introducing Shakespeare. This useful introduction, specially written for key stage 3, introduces pupils to Shakespeare’s England and Theatre. There are worksheets on Elizabeth I, Elizabethan Clothes, Houses and Homes, Food, Life in Town and Country, Shakespeare’s Home and Family, Stratford-on-Avon, School, Games and Sport, Fairs and Festivals, Ships and Sailors, and Shakespeare’s London.

The section dealing with Shakespeare’s theatre includes worksheets on Plays and Pageants, Travelling Players, Elizabethan Theatres, Actors and Writers, Plays, Plague and Poems, Shakespeare’s Histories, Comedies, Tragedies, The Globe, The Stage, Stage Properties, Costume and Special Effects.

This pack includes a simple model of the Globe theatre for pupils to make - an effective way of making the essential features of the Elizabethan stage clear to students.

The scheme of work is 40 pages and free sample pages can be downloaded here:

The regular licence enables you to use this resource with your own students. Copy, edit and provide the material to those students you teach in any medium or format for the purpose of educating them and/or their private study/exam revision. The school licence allows you also to share this resource with colleagues at your school.

Also available are Introducing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Introducing Romeo and Juliet. These KS3 teaching resources are written in three sections: a shortened, simplified version of the play in Modern English; a matching shortened version in Shakespeare’s English; and worksheets on the play:

We also offer the Starting Shakespeare series, short simple introductions to the plays for KS3, available for: Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; Twelfth Night; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Much Ado About Nothing; The Tempest; The Merchant of Venice; Julius Caesar; Henry V; Richard III.

Also available is our ‘In Focus’ series of KS3 classroom display materials and worksheets for the following plays: Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; Much Ado About Nothing; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Tempest; Henry V; Twelfth Night; Richard III.

KS4 schemes of work are also available for: Othello; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Henry V; Romeo and Juliet; Julius Caesar; The Merchant of Venice; Macbeth; Twelfth Night; Much Ado About Nothing; The Tempest; Richard III. KS4 Shakespeare resource packs contain scene by scene notes on the play, story summaries and differentiated worksheets. The workbooks can also be used by pupils for GCSE exam revision.

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