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Shakespeare – Teacher Resources

We have dozens of resources about Shakespeare – from teacher's literature guides, to lesson plans, to art activities. You'll find plenty of ways to help your students appreciate the Bard's plays and poetry. Our teacher's guides to Shakespeare's works have many components: activities for understanding and appreciating the plays, lively discussion questions, summaries of the plays, and extension ideas. The lesson plans, art activities, and other resources will allow you to use the study of Shakespeare in a variety of classroom settings.

References

Shakespeare's Plays

Teaching Guides

The Tempest
A Midsummer Night's Dream
King Lear
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew
Othello
Teacher's Guide to Studying Shakespeare
Hamlet
Macbeth
Much Ado About Nothing
Richard III
Twelfth Night
As You Like It
Julius Caesar
Hamlet Curriculum Guide
A Midsummer Night's Dream Curriculum Guide
Henry IV, Part 1 Curriculum Guide
Julius Caesar Curriculum Guide
Macbeth Curriculum Guide
Romeo and Juliet Curriculum Guide
Othello Curriculum Guide
Twelfth Night Curriculum Guide
The Merchant of Venice Teacher's Guide
Antony and Cleopatra
Henry IV Part I

Lesson Plans

Using a Double-Entry Journal with Shakespeare's Hamlet

Printables

Shakespeare's Globe Theater
Romeo and Juliet – Comprehension Check Act I
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act I, Vocabulary
Henry V
Conventions of Shakespeare's Staging
Romeo and Juliet - Romeo Act I Guide to Character Development
A Midsummer Night's Dream -- Act I, Journal
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Directions for Character Diary
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act I, Diary
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act II, Journal
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act II, Vocabulary
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act II, Diary
More Shakespeare Printables

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