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Shakespeare's Insults: Demystifying Language

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Last updated 04 March 2014, created 31 May 2011, viewed 10,149

Lesson with Powerpoint looking at Shakespeare's insults. To take the fear out of the language, students practise delivering the insults to one another. I created the Elizabethan insults dictionary to help students decode the meanings and then create their own Elizabethan insults.

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  • Powerpoint documentLesson plan
    Yr_Intro Shakespeare_Lesson 4.ppt (289kb, Powerpoint document)
  • for pupils

  • Word documentActivity
    Shakespeare Insults Dictionary.doc (66kb, Word document)
  • Word documentActivity
    Shakespeare Insults for Whole Class.doc (42kb, Word document)
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Thank you. These are great! You are a hero :-)

from Mutindi Kamwetu, 04 March 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

I was looking for a quick fun activity to showcase our high school when the gr 9's come for a tour. This is perfect and I will try it out in my English classes also

from mwelke, 20 January 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Really helpful & a great resource. Thanks for uploading.

from ag_467, 19 November 2011
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