Introducing Shakespeare in Year 7/8 (ZigZag Education)

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Introducing Shakespeare's Comedies in Year 7/8 (AMSND & The Tempest)
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Introducing Shakespeare's Tragedies in Year 7/8 (Romeo & Juliet + Macbeth)
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Introducing Shakespeare in Year 7/8

These comprehensive resources are packed with materials to introduce KS3 pupils to two of Shakespeare’s comedy and tragedy plays – building knowledge of language, techniques, characters, themes, genre, and much more.

  • Fulfils the requirement of the 2014 curriculum to study two whole plays!

For both plays...

  • Keep students engaged: insightful activities for every scene with worksheets provided for write-on exercises
  • Decipher Shakespearean language: modern adaptations of three key scenes
  • Consolidate key plot points: all remaining scenes summarised through clear, concise narrative notes

Activities include:
Comparing the modern and original versions (both provided) and working out meanings, group discussions and debates, independent research, creative writing, role play, close reading and many more!


ComedyTragedyHistory
A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The TempestRomeo and Juliet and MacbethComing soon!
Incredibly detailed... The suggestions for activities are excellent. The narrative notes on the scenes are incredibly useful... I also like that, although full scenes have been chosen for detailed analysis, there are notes and suggested activities for all the scenes to enable a deeper study of the play. It gives a varied selection of activities to suit a variety of learning styles; therefore, making it extremely good value for money. P Town, English Teacher & Independent Reviewer
Linked to learning objectives based on the 2014 curriculum requirements throughout!
I really like the creative approach to these tasks – a lot of food for thought for teachers. Clearly linked to the National Curriculum aims – very teacher-friendly... Modern-day versions are helpful teaching resources that would enhance learning. R Goulds, HoD & Independent Reviewer
Focus on key scenes and the breakdown of language is clear and helpful. Extremely accessible for a range of abilities... The tasks, research and lesson suggestions will engage a wide range of pupils. E Evans, HoD & Independent Reviewer

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (5388)
"This resource suits the new KS3 2014 Curriculum particularly well, as it clearly focuses on two of Shakespeare's plays and an extensive look at the genre of comedy. This allows an in depth analysis of Shakespeare's writing and the comedy genre; therefore, ensuring that students have an enhanced learning experience, which can later be developed in KS4 and KS5. It also focuses on the current Curriculum and the Assessment Focuses, which allow teachers to still use the levelling system." A Newsham, English Teacher
"The resource was incredibly detailed, particularly with the modern and traditional scenes together. It enhances learning by not shying away from Shakespeares English and by not making a modern version too annoyingly simple. The suggestions for activities are excellent with plenty there to enable teachers to pick and choose to suit the makeup and ability of their students. The narrative notes on the scenes are incredibly useful for both teachers new to the play and as catch-up notes for absentees. I also like that, although 4 full scenes have been chosen for detailed analysis, there are notes and suggested activities for all the scenes to enable a deeper study of the play for higher ability groups/groups who have more time for the play. It could, therefore, also be useful for low ability KS4 if necessary. It gives a varied selection of activities to suit a variety of learning styles therefore making it extremely good value for money." P Town, English Teacher and Ind. Reviewer
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