Shakespeare Lesson Plans & Resources

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    Life of William Shakespeare Lesson Plan

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This course offers teachers a variety of lesson planning and instructional resources for Shakespeare plays. These lesson plan outlines, essay topics and topical lessons can be used by any teacher who needs to quickly plan a comprehensive and fun Shakespeare unit.
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Ch 1. Shakespeare Lesson Plans {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[159545].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Life of William Shakespeare Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Introduction to Shakespeare: Life and Works Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1231].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1231].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Shakespeare Theater Games
Lesson 4 - Shakespeare's Language Activities
Lesson 5 - Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Lesson Plan
Lesson 6 - Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: Character Analysis & Traits Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6384].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6384].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Julius Caesar Pre-Reading Activities
Lesson 8 - Julius Caesar Essay Topics
Lesson 9 - King Lear Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - King Lear: Summary & Characters Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7353].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[7353].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - King Lear Comprehension Questions
Lesson 12 - King Lear Essay Topics
Lesson 13 - The Merchant of Venice Lesson Plan
Lesson 14 - The Merchant Of Venice: Summary, Analysis & Characters Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6413].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6413].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 15 - The Merchant of Venice Comprehension Questions
Lesson 16 - Merchant of Venice Essay Topics
Lesson 17 - Much Ado About Nothing Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[196397].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[196397].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 19 - Much Ado About Nothing Comprehension Questions
Lesson 20 - The Tempest Lesson Plan
Lesson 21 - Shakespeare's The Tempest: Summary, Characters & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6406].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6406].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 22 - The Tempest Pre-Reading Activities
Lesson 23 - The Tempest Comprehension Questions
Lesson 24 - Twelfth Night Lesson Plan
Lesson 25 - Twelfth Night: Themes, Quotes and Cross-Dressing Characters Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1236].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1236].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 26 - What Is Twelfth Night About? - Plot & Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62920].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62920].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 27 - Twelfth Night Comprehension Questions
Lesson 28 - As You Like It Comprehension Questions
Lesson 29 - Shakespeare's Richard III Lesson Plan
Lesson 30 - Shakespeare's Richard III: Character Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6417].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6417].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 31 - Richard III: Fact and Fiction in Shakespeare's History Plays Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1232].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1232].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 32 - Shakespeare's Richard III Discussion Questions
Lesson 33 - Henry V Lesson Plan
Lesson 34 - Henry V: Play Summary & Speech Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[295753].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[295753].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 35 - Shakespeare's Henry V Comprehension Questions
Lesson 36 - The Globe Theatre Lesson Plan
Lesson 37 - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: History & Facts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6386].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[6386].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 38 - Shakespeare Lesson Plan for Elementary School
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Ch 3. Hamlet Lesson Plans & Resources {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[297675].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Hamlet Lesson Plan
Lesson 2 - Hamlet: Beyond the Famous Soliloquy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1237].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1237].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Hamlet Pre-Reading Activities
Lesson 4 - Hamlet Essential Questions
Lesson 5 - Foil Characters in Hamlet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294941].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294941].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Hamlet's Soliloquy Essay Questions
Lesson 7 - Hamlet's Madness Essay Questions
Lesson 8 - Metaphysical Questions in Hamlet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294947].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294947].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Thought vs. Action in Hamlet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294949].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294949].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 10 - Who is Osric in Hamlet? - Character Analysis & Quotes Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294957].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294957].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Sin & Salvation in Hamlet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294965].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294965].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - The Theme of Friendship in Hamlet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294969].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294969].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - Laertes Quotes from Hamlet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294953].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294953].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 14 - Foreshadowing in Hamlet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294979].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294979].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 15 - Hamlet: Lesson for Kids Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294981].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294981].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 16 - Flower Symbolism in Hamlet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294985].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294985].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 17 - Puns in Hamlet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294987].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294987].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 18 - Hamlet Classroom Activities
Lesson 19 - Expressions Originating from Hamlet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294991].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[294991].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 20 - Post-Reading Activities for Hamlet
Lesson 21 - Hamlet Writing Activities
Lesson 22 - Hamlet Journal Topics
Lesson 23 - Research Paper Topics for Hamlet Examples
Lesson 24 - Argumentative Essay Topics for Hamlet
Lesson 25 - Polonius in Hamlet Essay Topics
Lesson 26 - Hamlet Essay Topics on Poison
Lesson 27 - Hamlet Essay Topics on Ophelia
Lesson 28 - Hamlet Essay Topics on Death
Lesson 29 - Hamlet Essay Topics on Revenge
Lesson 30 - Human Nature in Hamlet Essay Topics
Lesson 31 - Humanism in Hamlet Essay Topics
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Ch 4. Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plans {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[159547].percentComplete}}% complete
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Romeo & Juliet Pre-Reading Activities
Lesson 2 - Romeo and Juliet Prologue Lesson Plan
Lesson 3 - Prologue of Romeo and Juliet: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60472].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60472].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Lesson Plan
Lesson 5 - Romeo and Juliet Act 1 - Scene 1 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60474].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60474].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Romeo and Juliet Act 1 - Scene 2 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60475].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60475].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Romeo and Juliet Act 1 - Scene 3 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60476].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60476].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60476].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60476].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Romeo and Juliet Act 1 - Scene 4 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60477].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60477].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Lesson Plan
Lesson 10 - Romeo and Juliet Act 2 - Scene 1 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60481].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60481].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 11 - Romeo and Juliet Act 2 - Scene 2 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60482].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60482].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 12 - Romeo and Juliet Act 2 - Scene 3 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60483].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60483].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 13 - Romeo and Juliet Act 2 - Scene 4 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60484].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60484].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 14 - Romeo and Juliet Act 2 - Scene 5 Summary Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60485].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[60485].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 15 - Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Lesson Plan
Lesson 16 - Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Lesson Plan
Lesson 17 - Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Lesson Plan
Lesson 18 - Foil Characters in Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan
Lesson 19 - Queen Mab in Romeo & Juliet Lesson Plan
Lesson 20 - Tybalt Lesson Plan

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