Lesson plans and other teaching resources
|For introductory, background and other resources, try Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age . For links to other plays, try the Shakespeare Main Page.|
A Close Look at
This filmography is accompanied by a bibliography. This is an excellent resource for those wondering which DVD to order.
Extensive background, plot summary, and commentary. Scroll down for ideas for essay topics, thematic development, and related links.
Plot summary, themes and imagery, essay topics.
Printable anticipation guide. Adobe Reader required for access.
A list of fine art related to the play. Follow the links for a picture of the painting and some commentary.
No Fear Shakespeare:
On the left, Shakespeare's words. On the right, a contemporary English paraphrase. Divided by scene.
Teacher's Guide to
Overview, elements of tragedy, writing prompts, and more. Requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.
Teaching Language in
This strategy will appeal to visual learners especially.
A Thousand Acres
by Jane Smiley
Eighteen discussion questions for this novel, King Lear set in rural America.