Shakespeare homework activity grid

Last updated: 15/11/2023
Contributor: Angela Roberts
Shakespeare homework activity grid
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William Shakespeare

This creative and supportive resource is ideal for KS3 and KS4 students studying Shakespeare's life or any of his works, either poetry or drama. 

With a diverse range of options available, there really is something to appeal to all students, with activities based around music, presentations, group work and image-based work. 

There are also activities that help to deepen students' understanding of Shakespeare's life, the context of his works and his unique use of language and literary form. 

Useful for homework activities, this flexible resource can also be purposeful in the classroom, for starter or plenary activities, or as the basis of a lesson/series of lessons. 

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Sample activities from the resource:

  • Design a questionnaire of 10 questions for other readers to answer to see how much they know about the William Shakespeare. Write a separate answer sheet.
  • Make a list of at least five sounds that are important to William Shakespeare. Use quotations from any of his plays to explain why you chose those sounds.              
  • Create a collage to represent Shakespeare. By using PETAL explain how five aspects of your collage link to Shakespeare and his life.    
  • In groups, research an ethical issue from the time period Shakespeare was alive and plan a debate about it ready to present in class.        
  • Fill in a feelings and attitudes web to show in detail how one main character is connected to other characters and events from one of Shakespeare’s plays.
  • Choose a song that you think sums up the main themes in one of Shakespeare’s plays.

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