Measure for Measure: Activity Pack for AS/A Level (first teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • OCR AS & A Level
  • AQA A AS & A Level
  • Edexcel A Level
  • Eduqas A Level

The city of Vienna is plagued by an abundance of brothels and unchaste morals. The one man who can re-establish order disappears, and it’s up to his unmerciful deputy to clean up the city… Guarantee engagement with this invaluable activity pack.

Diverse and original activities cover the whole play from 5-minute performance tasks to independent contextual study and analysis. Mix and match to suit your class!

Excellent. Particularly impressive was the variety of the tasks...

...There is everything from 5-minute drama slots to close, detailed linguistic reading to hot-seating and independent socio-historical research tasks

A Stanton, Teacher & Peer Reviewer

Pre-reading exercises provide a starting point for study

Activities include:

  • engaging questions
  • critical thinking
  • close reading
  • pair and group tasks
  • visual, audio and kinaesthetic tasks
  • further research

Appealing scene-by-scene tasks guide students through the novel, allowing them to gain understanding and analytical skills while remaining engaged

Whole-text activities show the bigger picture, exploring key areas of: Characterisation • Relationships • Genre • Themes • Attitudes and Values • Writer's use of language • Form • Structure • Context • Critical Reception

Plus! Answers to all activities included.

What do teachers say about this resource? (1820)

There is a wide range of different types of resource appealing to a variety of different learning styles. This variety ensures that there will always be something that will be appropriate to every teaching group. This gives a busy teacher a perfect go-to pack in order to pick out something that would consolidate the learning of a particular scene or theme of the play... A number of activities encourage pupils to look at characters and issues in a variety of different ways, which will be extremely useful. The author of this resource had clearly worked incredibly hard to produce such a variety of activities.

J Hathaway, HoD and Independent Reviewer

Excellent. The approach to the resource was intelligent, serious and focused throughout and the author had clearly put a great deal of thought into it. It showed great passion for the play and a keen sense of the issues Shakespeare addresses in it and the techniques he uses to do so. Particularly impressive was the variety of the tasks which would ensure that any teacher basing their delivery of this play on the tasks contained in the resource would be guaranteed engagement through the ever-changing pace and different skills required by the huge variety it boasts. There is everything from 5-minute drama slots to close, detailed linguistic reading to hot-seating and independent socio-historical research tasks.

A Stanton, Teacher & Peer Reviewer