A Midsummer Night's Dream - KS3 - teaching resource

A Midsummer Night's Dream - KS3 Teaching Resources

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Unit of Work 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a 14-lesson unit of work containing a 133-slide PowerPoint and 24 worksheets. This engaging unit explores the play act by act and scene by scene, analysing its plot, characters, themes, language and context through a range of learning activities. These teaching resources are for KS3 learners (Year 7/8) depending on the ability of the students.

Our unit for A Midsummer Night’s Dream includes planning (a 14-lesson unit plan overview), a fully editable PowerPoint teaching resource and 24 accompanying PDF worksheets.

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Activities contained in the lessons include:

- Exploring the context - Shakespeare and the Elizabethan theatre

- Engaging scene by scene activities to consolidate understanding as students read through the play

- Comprehension questions to assess students’ knowledge of plot, character, language, context and themes

- Detailed analysis of the characters of the aristocrats, the labourers and the fairies

- Exploration of the key themes

- Close analysis of language and imagery in key scenes

- Shakespeare's comedy - creating and resolving conflict 

- Role play - hot-seating activities to aid understating of characters

- Developing understanding of key characters through empathy writing activities

- Video links to help the teaching and learning of key scenes and themes

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