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Teaching level
English Speakers English Learners Other Languages
Topic
Shakespeare’s Plays
Resource type

Language Politics in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Teaching level
Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0
Topic
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Resource type
Classroom resource

Encourage your students to rewrite and translate the play-within-the-play, allocating different forms of language to the different groups of characters to discuss the language politics of the play.

"You Taught Me Language" - Language and Power in The Tempest

Teaching level
Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0
Topic
The Tempest
Resource type
Classroom resource

A classroom resource for KS4/5 looking at the politics of language in the play in relation to Caliban.

Ten Fun Facts about Shakespeare's Theatre

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

This fact sheet gives you some more details about the Shakespeare's theatre, including ten facts you might find surprising.

An Active Introduction to The Tempest

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
The Tempest
Resource type
Classroom resource

A fun first contact with The Tempest. This introduction makes use of an easy interactive storytelling technique that involves the entire class.

Shakespeare's Theatre

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)Key Stage 5 (ages 16+)B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0C2 / IELTS 8.5-9.5
Topic
Historical context
Resource type
Classroom resource

This resource gives you some general information about the Globe Theatre during Shakespeare's time.

EFL Snappy Shakespeare Script: The Tempest

Teaching level
B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
The Tempest
Resource type
Classroom resource

This reduced script tells a story using lines from Shakespeare's The Tempest to get students familiar with the material. Perfect for a 20-minute classroom production of The Tempest.

EFL Creative Writing: Casting A Spell

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
The Tempest
Resource type
Classroom resource

This creative writing activity lets students cast their own spell to summon up a tempest.

EFL The Tempest Soundscape

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5C1 / IELTS 7.0-8.0
Topic
The Tempest
Resource type
Classroom resource

This fun classroom activity allows the class to think about the sounds that would be present on an island and leads them towards creating a soundscape together.

EFL A Quiz About The Tempest

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
The Tempest
Resource type
Classroom resource

Take this quiz to review basic plot points and facts about William Shakespeare's The Tempest.

EFL Creative Writing: Prospero's Island

Teaching level
Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)B1 / IELTS 4.0-5.0B2 / IELTS 5.5-6.5
Topic
The Tempest
Resource type
Classroom resource

A creative writing activity in which students write and share their own description of the island in William Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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