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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.


Shakespeare's Plays

Teaching Guides

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


An Introduction to Shakespeare's Language
Romeo and Juliet – Comprehension Check Act I
Romeo and Juliet – Extending Activity Ideas
William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act II, Diary
A Midsummer Night's Dream -- Act III, Vocabulary
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act V, Journal
A Midsummer Night's Dream -- Act I, Journal
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Directions for Character Diary
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act II, Journal
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act III, Journal
A Midsummer Night's Dream – Act IV, Vocabulary
More Shakespeare Printables

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