This resource contains inspirational lesson plans for teaching Shakespeare to students aged 11-16. Despite being dead for nearly 400 years, Shakespeare's plays and plots are very much alive in the modern curriculum. For many of those required to study him, however, their enthusiasm is dead and buried. This fantastic resource provides lessons to engage and enlighten students and is guaranteed to breathe fresh life into the language of a writer which, as his friend Ben Jonson said, is 'for all time'. Aimed at those teaching Shakespeare to students aged from 11-16, Fred Sedgwick provides tried-and-tested lessons accompanied by photocopiable resources to enable teachers to develop their good practice and inspire their students. This book is a user-friendly manual featuring activities, teaching strategies and schemes informed by current ideas about teaching and learning and the curriculum, designed to assist busy teachers. The lessons are all clearly linked to the National Curriculum requirements but the ideas are accessible and applicable to anyone studying Shakespeare at this level.
The photocopiable material accompanying each activity is also available for download from the companion website. It's hard enough for teachers to fit all their marking, extra-curricular duties and training into their lives, let alone finding time to think up exciting new ways of delivering their subject to a mixed-ability class. This new series offers complete, curriculum-friendly lesson plans for busy secondary school teachers of various disciplines. Each title includes an assortment of lesson plans designed to motivate and inspire students. Each plan consists of a teacher's sheet, providing: the aims and objectives of the lesson; a lesson starter, main phase, plenary and homework ideas, each with suggested timeframes, and guidance on how to adapt the activities to make them harder or easier for gifted and talented, or less able pupils. Each plan also includes a photocopiable, or downloadable student task sheet which corresponds to the teacher's lesson plan, plus online resources including links to useful websites, material to display on the whiteboard and time-saving cheat sheets.
Fred Sedgwick is a poet, former headteacher and author of many books in the areas of literature, expressive arts, education and creativity.
Introduction / Section 1: Macbeth / 1. Lost and won / 2. Killing machine / 3. The milk of human kindness / 4. A pleasant seat / 5. 'Twere best it were done quickly / 6. I have given suck / 7. Here's a knocking indeed / 8. Your royal father's murdered / 9. Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly / 10. A loving couple? / 11. Unmanned in folly / 12. Blood... blood... blood / 13. Macbeth shall never vanquished be / 14. Every sin that has a name / 15. I have lived long enough / 16. The Queen, my Lord, is dead / Section 2: A Midsummer Night's Dream / 17. Our nuptual hour / 18. The raging rocks and shivering shocks / 19. With thy brawls thou hast disturbed our sport / 20. I'll follow you / 21. Doting in idolatry / 22. My mistress with a monster is in love / 23. Helena: a character study / 24. Lovers' insults / 25. What vision ... a most rare vision / 26. A local habitation and a name / 27. An anthology of bad verse / 28. Thou lob of spirits / Section 3: Romeo and Juliet / 29. In fair Verona / 30. O brawling love... fiend angelical! / 31. A fair assembly / 32. A pretty age / 33. Mercutio:a grave man / 34. Romeo: If I profane with my unworthiest hand / 35. Good morrow, father / 36. Mistress minion you / 37. Take thou this vial / 38. Farewell! God know when we shall meet again / 39. She's dead, deceased, dead / 40. Who calls so loud? / 41. O Brother Montague / A Note on Prose and Verse / Key Words and Key Themes in Shakespeare Plays / Brief Notes on Other Plays / Films / Further Reading / Extracts from Plays