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Introduction to Shakespeare: background and biography

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Introducing your students to Shakespeare
Penned for our 'Teaching Shakespeare' series of emails, Francis Gilbert outlines his ideas for getting students enthused by and knowledgeable about Shakespeare in this 'Introducing Shakespeare' lesson.
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Humours and Elizabethan medicine
A PowerPoint that explores the four humours and gets you to diagnose your own humour imbalance! A Choices whizzy activity is perfect for your students to self-diagnose.
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Shakespeare - a potted biography
A cloze exercise with details of Shakespeare's life. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
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Introducing Shakespeare questions (5)
An interactive matching activity.
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Introducing Shakespeare questions (4)
An interactive matching activity.
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Introducing Shakespeare questions (3)
An interactive multiple choice activity - select the correct category for Shakespeare's plays.
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Introducing Shakespeare questions (2)
An interactive multiple choice activity - select the correct category for Shakespeare's plays.
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Introducing Shakespeare questions (1)
An interactive matching activity.
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How much do you know about the Globe?
A fun PowerPoint lesson starter quiz.
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William Shakespeare ~ the facts
A user-friendly task sheet to help pupils find out all about William ... who?
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Everything you ever needed to know about Shakespeare
Create a piece of informative writing using the hints and tips provided. Focus on a play of your choice. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version.
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Research The Globe theatre
Add labels to the diagram.
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Research Shakespeare version 2
A table to fill in.
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Leaflet design
Work out the rules for informative writing. Using info collected in the treasure hunt, create a leaflet or poster
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Will Shakespeare Quill to Keyboard (TC)
Internet treasure hunt (teacher copy).
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Will Shakespeare Quill to Keyboard
Internet treasure hunt. Find answers to questions on the web and log useful web sites. Also available as Introducing Shakespeare Questions - 5 Teachit Interactive Flash activities.
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