William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

A short powerpoint about the basic facts of William Shakespeare's life. To introduce a famous person through simple and sometimes amusing notes. A few questions added to make the slides interactive and a quiz at the end to reinforce some points.

By Lilybabe

Shakespeare - Macbeth

Shakespeare - Macbeth

An absolute wealth of resources for Macbeth, suitable for either key stage 3 or 4. These resources range from snappy starter activities to worksheets which enable students to explore certain scenes across the play in great depth. All resources are completely self explanatory, each containing its own set of instructions. Acts covered = Act 1, 2, 3 and 5

By mikd78

Introduction to Shakespeare

Introduction to Shakespeare

This collection of introductory resources enable students to explore some basic Shakespearean language. There is the opportunity to develop awareness of some Shakespearean lexis through the matching activity (glossary can be used alongside to differentiate) and use them in their own creative disagreement using insults; I have used this to springboard into a piece of drama from the scripts they draft - the students love it!! Peer assessment grid included to focus their work. There is also a word search starter resource to open their eyes to the breadth of the playwright's works. This leads quite nicely into biographical work and research activities.

By mikd78

Shakespeare - Othello

Shakespeare - Othello

An extensive bank of resources for teaching Key Stage 4 and/or 5. Theses materials range from lesson starters to focused scene analysis tasks.

By mikd78

Shakespeare Weekly Plans

Shakespeare Weekly Plans

Weekly plans and worksheets for KS2, when looking at older Literature- Shakespeare (Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream). Please enjoy and review!

By BIRJ1_09

The importance of Shakespeare

The importance of Shakespeare

A complete assembly/presentation on the significance of William Shakespeare. Comes with script and PPT whch features YouTube clips. Looks at his history and his relevance today. Can be used as a classroom presentation before a topic of work on Shakespeare or as a school assembly. If used as an assembly then it has been written for either a class to deliver or an individual.

By kubabo

Shakespeare starter kit

Shakespeare starter kit

Brush up on your knowledge of Shakespeare or share information with your classes with the help of these colourful fact cards. They cover the context of Shakespeare's plays, aspects of production and tips for language analysis, making them the perfect starter kit for teaching Shakespeare.

By TES Resource Team

The Tempest by Shakespeare

The Tempest by Shakespeare

A collection or resources designed for Year 9 students to explore the levels of power in the play - between Prospero, Ariel and Caliban. The focus is on writing and improving an assessment entitled "Is Prospero a character obsessed by power- or is he a man of his age?" Includes paintings for discussion and extracts from the play for students to analyse. Slides focus their attention on use of language particularly imagery. Explores how the Elizabethans viewed other cultures.

By CatnipEvergreen

William Shakespeare - Man of Mystery

William Shakespeare - Man of Mystery

Ideal for children in Upper KS2 and Lower KS3. We know very little about Shakespeare’s life. We know he was born in 1564, but we don’t know the exact date. He is buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon but we don’t know exactly when he died. This PDF explores further this ‘Man of Mystery’ and his work. It includes the following: - A series of facts about William Shakespeare that you may not know. - A quiz matching his plays to their settings. - He spelt his name a number of different ways. How many ways can you spell yours? - A Shakespearean insult and compliments generator. - Ideas as to how you can use these new insults and compliments. - What an Elizabethan lady might wear based on the song sung by Autolycus from The Winters Tale. - Three ideas to help you write your own Shakespeare songs. All the money raised from the sale of this resource goes to MedEquip4Kids. This is a local charity for children that works with medical staff, community nurses and other registered charities to provide equipment and improve facilities in hospitals.

By Goodeyedeers

Shakespeare With a Whoosh!

Shakespeare With a Whoosh!

Learn how to use the simple Whoosh technique with KS2 and KS3 pupils to teach your pupils Shakespeare and other stories. This is a creative, exciting, engaging way to bring Shakespeare play to life for your pupils.

By alisonacton

Shakespeare guided reading scripts

Shakespeare guided reading scripts

8 Shakespeare Group Readers or guided reading play scripts, in style of Readers Theater: Macbeth, Hamlet, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Twelfth Night, Henry V, Romeo & Juliet, Anthony & Cleopatra and The Tempest. These are conversation pieces/discussions on what happened and do not have scenes as in plays. Sample Texts from Set of 8 Shakespeare Plays (no quizzes) Play 8: The Tempest Speakers Prospero Miranda Alonso Ferdinand Aries Caliban Caliban: Phew! The lengths some people will go to right past mischief! Miranda: By which you mean helping my dad's brother, Antonio, to steal his dukedom? And then to put us on a boat to nowhere, in the hope that we'll perish? Caliban: Hmm. Now when you put it like that .... Maybe ‘mischief' doesn't quite cover it! Prospero: I'll say! Theft and then attempted murder! Ferdinand: And yet you still found it in your heart to forgive him? How so? Prospero: By looking at you and my daughter! Love is a great healer!

By suesplays

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

This is a series of 4-5 lessons that explore 3 of Shakespeare's sonnets (1 for homework) as a way to introduce Y7 to analysis for Shakespeare in a light hearted and quirky way. The scheme starts with a comparison between Shakespeare and Justin Beiber lyrics as way to explore the commonalties in language of love. It then progresses to analysing sonnets 116 and 104. The lessons finish with students working in groups to create their own sonnets, using images and words as challenge stimulus. The resource also includes a homework investigation that can be done as a lesson or as a project to then be presented in a Shakespeare market place as another lesson led by the students.

By Havs