Shakespeare for School

A first introduction to Shakespeare and his works

 

Free Lesson Plans

Years 5 and 6 (Ages 9 to 11)

Shakespeare Who's Who lesson plan

WHO'S WHO?

A Top Trumps style game to play in the classroom based on Shakespeare's characters. There are cards to cut out, and blank templates for children to make their own character cards based on the play they are studying.

Powers of Persuasion lesson plan

THE POWER OF PERSUASION

A role-play and writing exercise about the power of persuasion, using some of Shakespeare's most convincing characters as examples. There are four activity sheets – King Lear, Hamlet, Henry V and Romeo and Juliet.

Visit London lesson plan

VISIT LONDON
(at your peril!)

Using information from the book and the website, children are encouraged to write their own travel guide to Elizabethan London – the popular new Globe Theatre, the lively Bankside nightlife... But look out for chamberpots from above!

Quarrelsome Duos lesson plan

QUARRELSOME DUOS

TO COME

MACBETH

TEACHER'S NOTES

Click the page to link to the classroom ideas that accompany Wayland's Short, Sharp Shakespeare series – also written by Anna Claybourne. They are cross-curricular and New Curriculum ready.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

TEACHER'S NOTES

Click the page to link to the classroom ideas that accompany Wayland's Short, Sharp Shakespeare series – also written by Anna Claybourne. They are cross-curricular and New Curriculum ready.

Illustrations © Adria Meserve 2014.
Text © Penny Worms 2014. All rights reserved.