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Shakespeare's Neologisms: Complete Lesson!

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Last updated 20 April 2014, created 31 May 2011, viewed 7,948

Ready to use lesson on neologisms in The Simpsons and in Shakespeare! Engage students with this fun and complex lesson! Starter looks at neologisms in the Simpsons and rules for creating them. The worksheet contains a light hearted article on Shakespeare's neologisms and has students explore ho More…w he developed them with some examples. Finally, students create their own neologisms using the rules looked at in the lesson.

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  • Powerpoint documentLesson plan
    Yr_Intro Shakespeare_Lesson 3.ppt (348kb, Powerpoint document)
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  • Word documentWorksheet
    Shakespeares Bad Hair Day Article.doc (35kb, Word document)
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Great resource to relate Shakespeare to students' experience! Like your way to introduce neologism to students. Thanks esmondjj for the additional resources as well. Very useful.

from kwyeung, 18 April 2014
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A fun way to teach neologisms. The learners will particularly relate to The Simpsons!

from BevinsG, 17 April 2014
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Fabulous many thanks

from emmasnug, 07 March 2014
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Thanks - this is really helpful Anyone who is interested in neologisms rather than Shakespeare himself might also want to have a quick look at http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2004/12/27/words-to-the-wise/?_r=0 and http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1211/121115-vocabulary.html which also has some plunderable resources and ideas.

from esmondjj, 02 January 2014
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Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended by the TES Resource Team and will feature in Today's news, tomorrow's lesson.

from TES Resource Team, 19 November 2013. Member of the TES Panel.
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