SHAKESPEARE LANGUAGE AND VOCABULARY

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Understanding Shakespeare's language is always a challenge for middle and high school students. Before you begin reading any Shakespearean play, use this resource to prepare your students for the terminology they may encounter.

  

INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE:

• A Powerpoint presentation which provides students with the prior knowledge they need to prepare for reading a Shakespeare play. The presentation includes the following information:

→ Discussion questions

→ Lesson objectives

→ Modern translations of common Shakespearean terms

→ Prompts for activities

• The following handouts/worksheets

→ Translation Please (allows students to follow along with the presentation and write their own examples)

→ To Translate, Or Not To Translate (allows students to take simple modern phrases and make them Shakespearean! - answer sheet attached!)

→ The Bard's Dictionary (words that Shakespeare coined that students can use for their final worksheet)

→ Be The Bard! (a sheet for students to complete their final masterpiece!)

 

WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS RESOURCE

♥ Love this! My students already LOVE the Shakespeare Tweets, and I know they're going to love this one, too. It will help ease their minds about reading Shakespeare!

♥ I usually just tell myself that Shakespearean language is in the too hard basket for my students and blunder on regardless. Not anymore! This presentation really helped my class understand language nuances. Even my new international students were able to follow along. Cool concept, thanks!

♥ The language of Shakespeare can be intimidating for students, but easily overcome with a little practice. This lesson is perfect to help students work with the language and lessen their fears. Thank you!

  

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