Much Ado About Nothing (KS3)
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Students explore the meanings, modern and old, of a selection of words. Includes cards and quotations for students to cut out and pick from.
As you watch the film...
This worksheet is designed to gauge students' understanding of the play's plot. It's also a useful prompt sheet for revising the whole story later.
Pre-Shakespeare drama - dramatic monologue
Get the class involved with the play before they know they're doing Shakespeare! This simple task works best without reference to the play until students have completed their presentations.
A battle of wits - key vocabulary
A question on Beatrice and Benedick's battle of wits with key words and phrases to prompt students.
Using PEE to help achieve a Level 5.
What are they like?
Match the descriptions and statements to the characters.
After 'the wedding'
Tasks on Borachio's confession and Hero's epitaph.
Act 5, Scene 1: Leonato's grief
Record the parts of Leonato's speech and consider the tragic elements of the play.
Actors' letters and writing frame for reply
Four actors write for advice about their role in the play. Click on the xxx to change the letters for students.
Match the lines with their modern versions
An interactive matching exercise.
An interactive snap game for Much Ado About Nothing
Identify the character that answers the question.
Legends and characters - An Interactive Snap game
Have a class competition exploring the links between legends and characters in Much Ado.
An interactive matching exercise for Much Ado About Nothing
Match the correct dramatic terminology to the description.
Who said it? An interactive matching exercise
Match the quotes to the characters.
Much Ado About Nothing - paper chase
A quick-fire revision game using domino-style cards. A number of Teachit Interactive activities are also available.
What makes a good partner?
A useful ranking activity sure to inspire discussion. An interactive ranking version also available.
Work from the classified ads to match characters from the play.
A handy overview of the characters.
Write Benedick's and Claudio's diaries for key events.
Act 1 Scene 1 and Act 2 Scene 3. Create a producer's profile.
Produce profiles for the main characters using clues from the text, and set designs for these scenes.
Much Ado introductory activities
Improvised conversations using modern and Shakespearean language followed by a task to match the two versions. Teachit Interactive matching exercise also available.
A drama-based summary activity
Use the summary and key quotations to create a whole class dramatisation. Versatile and interesting. Adaptable for key scenes.
Worksheets to go with this scheme of work
9 pages of help sheets.
A scheme of work for Year 7
Includes overall NLS learning objectives.