Materials required: Long string, pegs and print all three documents out.
Personailse the first document to your class.
Step 1: Put a string across the room
Step 2: Start by asking th epupils where impossible and certain cards go on the string then the even chance one.
Step 3: Give each pair a card and ask them to decide where it goes on the string.
Step 4: get pupils to stand up and put the card on the string.
Step 5: Let pupils discuss and rearrange
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Lesson with Powerpoint looking at Shakespeare's insults. To take the fear out of the language, students practise delivering the insults to one another. I created the Elizabethan insults dictionary to help students decode the meanings and then create their own Elizabethan insults.
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