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MTV and Othello

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After reading Acts III and IV of Othello, give your class a fun, interactive, music-related activity. Begin by asking students about songs they have heard in movies or plays. Let them look up the lyrics online and ruminate about the...
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Richard III Newscast

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Review the main events in the play Richard III using this resource. Learners created a video newscast in which they describe the plot. It is a creative and motivating way to discuss this material.
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Prometheus Bound: Rebel with a Cause

For Teachers 9th - 12th
If you are teaching Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, you can't afford to miss this source. An extensive list of ideas outlines numerous discussion topics, writing prompts, comprehension questions, oral presentations, and projects. Have class...
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Romeo and Juliet-Different Time and Place

For Teachers 9th
Encourage your class to make Romeo and Juliet their own. Groups of three to four people choose an alternative setting and create a soundtrack and costumes before acting out one scene. Not many directions or explanations are given, but...
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The Breaking of Charity

For Teachers 11th
The danger of mob mentality is on display in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Get your class thinking with some challenging quickwrite questions, then assign characters from the play to be read aloud altogether. Links to worksheets for...
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Titus Andronicus Part 3

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Here you have the last of three quizzes posted online for Titus Andronicus. A variety of questions about staged productions, time periods, and characters are included. Challenge your class with this quiz!
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Who Said it in Romeo and Juliet?

For Students 9th
Identify the speaker of each quote taken from The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Some are more difficult than others, but most are fairly well-known. Each question is multiple-choice.
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Who Says What in Shakespeare?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Use quotes from characters in a multitude of Shakespeare plays to identify the speaker. Some of the questions have hints about the play they come from. Ten multiple-choice questions challenge the Shakesperean reader.
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A Twelfth Night of Quotes

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Look at exact quotes from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Each answer contains four characters to choose from as the speaker. See how well your class knows this play!
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Shakespeare Had Vampires?!

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Contrary to the title, William Shakespeare did not include vampires in his plays, but this quiz covers the untimely deaths that many characters do meet. Match characters to their dying words in a multiple-choice format.
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Taming of the Shrew: Act 4.4, Study/Discussion Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
This 4-question handout addresses key elements of Act 4.4 of Taming of the Shrew. It is intended for small group discussion, followed by individual written reponses. The prompts require critical thinking and analysis.
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Introduction to Drama

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What plays will your high schoolers read this year? Before starting your drama unit, show this PowerPoint to your class. Consider making minor edits to make it more applicable to your class (For example, give your own personal anecdote...
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Art and Literature Quiz 2

For Students 9th - 12th
In this art and literature worksheet, students answer short answer questions about orchestras, plays, authors, books, and more. Students complete 30 questions.
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Richard II-How Well Do You Know the Action?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Test your knowledge of the events of William Shakespeare's Richard II. Twenty-five multiple-choice questions are based on the factual information directly taken from the play.
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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

For Students 11th - 12th
Prove your recall for exact words and numbers with this quiz based on Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. Though not long, these 10 questions are rather detailed.
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Macbeth: The Basics

For Students 10th - 11th
Just as the title states, this quiz covers basic questions related to Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth. Test your learners' knowledge with 10 multiple-choice questions. Answers appear when you submit online.
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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

For Teachers 11th
Read biographical information on Arthur Miller, author and notable playwright. Show your class this presentation as you begin reading Death of a Salesman and look into the man who created the work.
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Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Arthur Miller created a national classic with Death of a Salesman. Read through some biographical information on the author to see the connections with his work and review the themes with images and quotes. Prepare your class for the...
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Shakespeare's Macbeth

For Teachers 10th
After reading Act II of The Tragedy of Macbeth, give your class this prompt to complete. One other question is listed along with information regarding the divine right of kings. A full plan is not written out here, but the prompt is a...
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Creative Drama - The Napping House

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students listen to the book "The Napping House." The students then develop the characters assigned to them. They then share their interpretation of the story while the story is being sung. The students write their reflections in their...
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Three-Day Othello Unit

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Introduce your class to William Shakespeare and his tragedy of Othello. While this lesson plan does not provide details, it does give you an outline of how to introduce Shakespeare and one of his well-known plays. Topics to discuss...
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The Merchant of Venice Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
The Merchant of Venice is the focus of twenty multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions in this quiz that begins by focusing on characters. Quotes and specific objects in the play factor in to later questions.
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Macbeth From Start to Finish

For Students 10th - 12th
Characters in a play drive the action. See if you can name the correct character who performed each action mentioned from The Tragedy of Macbeth. This quiz quickly assesses your learners.
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The Merchant of Venice Quiz

For Students 10th - 12th
Five brief but precise questions ask for details from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and the 1973 movie version. The questions are not too difficult, but they are specific.
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Henry V Quiz

For Students Pre-K - 11th
Five quick questions ask about quotes and characters from Shakespeare's Henry V. Give this quiz to your learners as a warm-up or diagnostic test.
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Shakespeare Limericks: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Play around with limericks with this resource! This quiz asks participants to identify the name of the play that goes with each limerick. Although it might not be the best tool for your class, the idea is creative. You could create a...
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Random Things About Richard II

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
The title is correct: this quiz contains random questions dealing with the numbers of items or speeches in the play Richard II. A different way to check detailed reading comprehension.
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Shakespeare's King Lear

For Students 10th - 12th
Did your class just finish reading Shakespeare's King Lear? Test them with these ten multiple-choice questions covering the play. It's a fairly easy, simple quiz.
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The Best of Shakespeare...Henry V!

For Students 10th - 12th
Check your readers' understanding of Shakespeare's famous historical play, Henry V. Basic, reading-comprehension questions cover the plot of the story.
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Othello and Desdemona

For Students 10th - 12th
Every question in this quiz focuses on the character of Desdemona from Shakespeare's Othello. Focusing on plot and reading comprehension, the questions are pretty straightforward. Unfortunately for Desdemona, her innocence was not.
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Macbeth: The Lunatic's (not so) Loyal Legend

For Students 10th - 12th
Fifteen questions cover the events from The Tragedy of Macbeth. Most are plot-based reading comprehension questions, but a few ask for missing words from a quote. Good luck!
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Measure for Measure

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
The twists and turns in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure could have you guessing for awhile on this quiz. Mostly reading comprehension, the questions are nonetheless more detailed, especially since the plot is complex. See how you do!
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9 for 10 - Julius Caesar

For Students 10th
Choose the missing word in several quotes from William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Most are multiple-choice, though a few are fill-in-the-blank. The last answer is made from the first letters of the previous answers.
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Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Quotes

For Students 10th
Can you identify who said what in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar? Ten separate quotations prompt young readers to choose from four speakers. Prove your knowledge with this multiple-choice quiz.
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Shakespeare's Plays in the Movies

For Students 11th
Quite a few movies are somewhat based on Shakesperean plays. Can you match them correctly? The title of a movie is given with four Shakespeare play titles to choose from for each question.
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Othello Quiz

For Students 10th - 12th
Focusing on the words uttered in Shakespeare's Othello, select the speaker from several options. All but one question give parts of lines and either ask the reader to identify the speaker or complete the quote.
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Julius Caesar Quiz

For Students 10th
Detailed questions about characters form this multiple-choice quiz over The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Check reading comprehension quickly and receive automatic answers online.
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As You Like It Quiz

For Students 10th - 12th
How well do your readers know As You Like It? Find out with this quick multiple-choice quiz. Most questions focus on characters and who did what.
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Romeo and Juliet Quiz

For Students 9th
"Wherefore art thou Romeo?" These simple multiple-choice questions focus on Romeo and Juliet. Focusing on reading comprehension, this quiz can be a quick check to see if students are reading. A few are tricky!
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My Name is Iago

For Students 9th - 12th
Generally, Fun Trivia online quizzes are too low-quality to assign to your class; however, this one includes 15 reading comprehension questions on Iago that may help you determine the extent to which your class understands the plot and...
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Shakespeare Limericks 3

For Students 9th - 12th
While this Fun Trivia online quiz has little educational merit, the idea of writing limericks to describe Shakespeare's plays is not only fun, but also has academic value. It's worth taking a look!
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Think You Know Shakespeare?

For Students 10th - 12th
If you teach a Shakespeare class, this online interactive quiz may be useful as it tests readers' ability to identify the source of 15 quotes from numerous plays.
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Romeo and Juliet Storyline

For Students 9th - 10th
This online interactive quiz on Romeo and Juliet asks general plot questions to test basic reading comprehension.
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Romeo and Juliet: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 10th
This is a basic reading comprehension quiz on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It also includes one question about Franco Zeffirelli's film version of the play.
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Who Said it in "Romeo and Juliet" 2

For Students 9th - 10th
This online quiz requires identifying which Romeo and Juliet character said the quote. Before giving this assignment, you will want to review the quotes to determine if they relate to your learning objectives.
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Welcome to Our Show: The Importance of Being Eager

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Lead your class on an exploration of plays. This presentation shows learners how to take a story and change it into a play. It focuses on the use of dialogue. This resource could be used by a variety of grade levels.
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Shakespeare Play Summaries in Four Words

For Students 9th - 10th
This online interactive quiz on 10 Shakespeare plays is unlikely to be useful for your class; however, you could use it as a basis for your own assignment that asks class members to come up with four words to describe an entire work. An...
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Julius Caesar: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 10th
This online interactive quiz tests reading comprehension and asks a few questions about figurative language in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
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Shakespeare Wrote Soap Operas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners design, manage, and implement a web page showing their work. The lesson pulls together several pieces of work from a previous semester and allows them to incorporate the assignments into a web page portfolio.
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Murderous Macbeth

For Students 10th - 12th
Focus on the murders that occur in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth. What are the motivations, and who dies? See what your readers recall with this quiz.
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Cymbeline Quiz

For Students 10th - 12th
Twenty multiple-choice questions confirm how much your readers remember of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. Questions cover basic plot and characters.
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Othello - The Moor of Venice

For Students 10th - 12th
The Tragedy of Othello is a tragedy indeed. Answer these 10 multiple-choice questions about the horrific events that occur in the Bard's play.
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Titus Andronicus Part I

For Students 10th - 12th
These reading comprehension questions focus mainly on the characters in William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. There are no trick questions; they are fairly basic.
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Shakespeare's Macbeth: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 10th - 12th
Online quizzes can be fun for readers to test their basic understanding. This Fun Trivia quiz on Macbeth asks ten reading comprehension questions; however, it does not require any analysis. Additionally, anyone can create a quiz at Fun...
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The Taming of the Shrew: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
I don't recommend you use this online, interactive quiz as a class assignment (it lacks rigor and has typos); however, if your class wants to self-assess their basic understanding of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, this Fun Trivia...
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Julius Caesar Quotations: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
This Fun Trivia quiz includes 15 quotes that require identifying the correct speaker from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Before assigning this to your class, you will want to consider the relevance of the selected quotations as these...
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"Hamlet" Do you know the text?: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 10th - 12th
While this short quiz is not well designed, it may be useful for generating your own reading comprehension questions on William Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Easy Hamlet Quiz: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
The title says it all. If you want a very simple reading comprehension quiz on this important Shakespeare play, this resource is for you.
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Billy's Most Quotable Quotes: Shakespeare Lines and Quotes: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Few teachers cover multiple Shakespeare plays in one year unless they teach a class on the Bard, so a quiz on multiple plays may have limited appeal. Despite this, it may be useful to you in planning your own quotation quiz.
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Finish the Quote: Richard III

For Students 9th - 12th
This online interactive quiz on quotes from Shakespeare's Richard III may be useful as an extension activity, but it does not adequately assess understanding of the play.
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A Big Shakespearean Bash

For Students 9th - 12th
If you teach a Shakespeare class, this online interactive quiz might be useful as it tests the ability to match quotes with characters from numerous plays.
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Cassius

For Students 9th - 12th
The quality of this online quiz on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is too low to give to your class; however, it may give you ideas for your own reading comprehension quiz on this play's character, Cassius.
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Romeo and Juliet Quiz - Who said it? Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
This Fun Trivia quiz tests readers' basic understanding of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by requiring the identification of the speaker of 10 quotes. There are mechanical errors in the quiz, so you should only use this for ideas.
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A Midsummer Night's Quiz

For Students 9th - 11th
Take a look at this online interactive quiz if you're looking for a test of your class' understanding of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Know that it does not require critical thinking or analysis.
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All that Glitters...with William Shakespeare

For Students 10th - 12th
This Fun Trivia online interactive quiz could be useful if you teach a Shakespeare class; however, its use is limited given that it covers numerous plays and specifically requires identifying works based on quotes referencing gold and...
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Fun Trivia Quiz: Romeo and Juliet

For Students 9th - 12th
Because of the mechanical errors in this online interactive quiz, you probably won't want to assign it to your class. However, it could be useful to get ideas for your own reading comprehension quiz on Romeo and Juliet.
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Julius Caesar: The First Half of the Play

For Students 9th - 12th
If you want to test your class' reading comprehension on the first half of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, this online interactive quiz may benefit you. Be aware that it requires no critical thinking or analysis.
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From Start to Finish: Shakespeare's Plays

For Students 9th - 12th
This online interactive quiz is too low-quality to assign to your class; however, you may want to adapt the idea of recognizing starts and finishes of works for your own lesson or quiz. An example from the activity is: "When shall we...
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9 for 10 - Romeo and Juliet

For Students 9th - 10th
The quality of this online interactive quiz is low. But, it may provide you with ideas for your own reading comprehension test on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
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More Songs from Shakespeare's Plays

For Students 9th - 12th
If you teach a Shakespeare class, this online interactive quiz on songs from his plays may be fun for your class, though it has little educational merit. It requires familiarity with many of his works.
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Tough Shakespearean Quotes

For Students 9th - 12th
This online interactive quiz includes quotes from several Shakespeare plays which may limit its usefulness in the classroom. If you teach a Shakespeare class; however, it could benefit you.
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Fun Plays on Famous First Ladies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers inquire about the lives of the First Ladies in our country. In this First Ladies instructional activity, students build knowledge about the contributions of First Ladies and how their childhood made them the person they...
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An Analysis of "The Oxcart"

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read the play "The Oxcart" in its English form. After examining the author's life and works, they are given a part as one of the characters to act out the play. They dress in full costumes and acquire the correct props in...
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Creating an Original Opera

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the lyrical and dramatic structure of opera through Internet sources and audio examples, cooperatively discuss elements of opera stories vs. their own lives and create one-act opera based on their own life experiences.
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Cyrano de Bergerac Nose His Terms

For Teachers 7th
Students use the play "Cyrano de Bergerac" to identify and analyze drama vocabulary, literary terms and elements of fiction. They write an original version of scenes from the play and develop a character analysis for the lead.
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Who Said it in "Julius Caesar"?

For Students 9th - 10th
This 10-question online interactive quiz tests readers' basic understanding of Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. It does not require critical thinking or analysis.
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Julius Caesar: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 9th - 10th
While this online interactive quiz may give you some ideas for basic reading comprehension questions, it includes several mechanical errors and does not require any critical thinking.
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Don’t Forget Grandma

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young learners discover how to read a play and change their voice to match the punctuation marks. First and second graders learn how to make their expressions while reading match the punctuation marks. They practice making inferences...
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Romeo and Juliet

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view plays and movies that show the story of Romeo and Juliet. For this Romeo and Juliet lesson plan, students learn about the characters and history behind the story.
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Reader's Theater, Get Ready

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize what features make a play. In this reader's theater lesson, students read the play Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria told by Aaron Shepard and determine what features make this a play and what the author's purpose was.
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Modern Folk Tales: Playwriting

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders put their spin on folktales and fable plays. In this literature lesson, 3rd graders read several classic folktales and fables as well as fractured fairy tales. Students rewrite 1 folktale or fable, setting it in modern...
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Hey Diddle Diddle: Play-script

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this "Hey Diddle Diddle" worksheet, students practice reading expressively as they take parts in this play and practice the script.
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Playful Plays

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this Christmas play worksheet, students will read Tenby Guiser's Play and then, with classmates, make simple costumes and present the play to their class.
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Shakespeare

For Students 9th - 12th
In this drama worksheet, students find the words used to describe the words of Shakespeare and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
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The Play

For Students 6th - 8th
In this art literacy activity, students match the vocabulary term with the definition based around the theme of a play. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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The Amazon Rain Forest

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders perform a play about the Amazon Rain Forest. They practice assigned parts and sing a song about the Rain Forest. They create costumes for the characters and discuss the role each character plays. They perform the play...
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Shakespeare Lesson Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss Shakespeare's background and their initial opinions and perceptions of him. In groups, they are assigned a topic to research and to relate one of Shakespeare's plays to the topic. They present a summary of the scenes...
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Romeo and Juliet Newspaper

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners design a newspaper after reading the play "Romeo and Juliet." They include an appropriate title, wedding announcement, an advice column, an obituary and classified advertisements.
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Reading Plays

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students examine the role of tone in a comedy play. They also discover how to paraphrase a passage and explain a character's point of view.
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The 32-Second Macbeth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils read a very short script synopsis of Macbeth. They read the script, in small groups, trying to break the 32-second record, then write their own 32-second versions of one act from Macbeth.
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Welcome to Venice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read the opening scene of the play, The Merchant of Venice without receiving any background information. They analyze and discuss the relationships between the six characters, and determine the social status of the characters.
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Guess that Scene: A Review of A Midsummer Night's Dream Through Performance

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students rewrite and perform various scenes from the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. In groups, they include the main quotes and ideas from their scene, perform it for the class, and identify which scene each group is performing.
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Literature Plays

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders demonstrate reading, writing and speaking skills by creating group newsletter on computer and performing play. Student groups review scripts and prepare props and materials for the plays, based on one to two chapters in...
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Ariel, the occasionally, tricksy spirit

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students focus on Ariel's character and use online research and close reading in small groups and examine more understanding of the tricks spirit. Each group is assigned a scene and they make notes of Ariel's action, behavior, and...
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Divinity of hell

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils have to look at the text of the play Othello and cut the text in half. Each group then moves to the computer to their right and continues on with what that group wrote. They then have to stage the final script and perform in...
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Shakespeare

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read specific acts of Shakepeare's King Lear. Using the text, they identify the beginning stages of Lear's insanity and the causes of his instability. They examine the relationship between King Lear and Poor Tom and reenact the...
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Measure for Measure: Are You Talkin' to Me?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers rehearse and perform an exchange from act three, scene two of the play, Measure for Measure, in pairs. They read the lines from the point of view of a different character in the play, and perform for the class.
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False Starts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners perform and discuss three scenes from the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. They discuss the similarities and differences, identify the order of the scenes, and read the first twenty lines of the play.
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A Series of Tragical Mirth

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read and perform various scenes from the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. They perform each scene as both a tragedy and a comedy, then discuss the difference in the way the scenes were presented.
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"Such Affection Move": Finding Staging Clues in A Midsummer Night's Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform various scenes from the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. They examine and discuss the text and stage directions, then perform their scenes in small groups for the class.
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Sculptures of the Seven Ages

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students simulate sculptors and clay to help them explain abstract phrases in a soliloquy.
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The Cinder-Eyed Cats - Storybook Theater

For Teachers K
The students listen to the story "The Cinder-Eyed Cats." The students then chose individual parts to play in a theater like production. The students move like their character, be it a fish, an octopus, a lobster, a cat, etc. Water music...
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William Shakespeare 1564-1616

For Teachers 7th
Providing a colorful and informative review of information relating to William Shakespeare, this would be a good tool to use as an introductory activity or as a model for student projects. There is an incomplete list of Shakespeare's...
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Shakespeare's Universalism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students brainstorm human emotions dealt with Shakespeare's plays. Students consider how one resonates with emotions.
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Giving from the Heart: Art from the Heart

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students perform a play to benefit others. In this service learning lesson, students are introduced to theatrical play as they perform an adaptation of "The Quiltmaker's Gift" and discuss the concept of philanthropy.
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The Three Little Pigs Play

For Students 1st - 2nd
In this "Three Little Pigs" worksheet, students use their reading fluency and comprehension skills to read parts in this 5 page play.
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Recognizing Text Relay

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recognize and distinguish between different types of text. After a discussion of the various types of text, small groups compete in a relay race game demonstrating their knowledge of the text. Correct choices earn...
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Algebra I: The Play

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students create their plays to demonstrate concepts from Algebra I. They collaborate in small groups to add music and dancing to their plays. They analyze the suggestions from the previous class as they revise their plays.
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Algebra I: The Play

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars revise their Algebra plays. They collaborate in small groups to work on different aspects of the play and report to the class. They make modifications to their plans and review the Musical Rubric to incorporate the...
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Reader's Theater

For Teachers 1st
First graders imagine the house they live in. They think about the colors, materials, shape, size and location of their home. Students read and discuss the book "Houses." They perform this book as a Reader's Theater using a script.
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Our Transall Saga

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders develop a narrative for a specific audience and purpose. They create a short play summarizing Gary Paulsen's novel, The Transall Saga. Students design costumes and stage sets. They perform their plays.