William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew
Lesson plans and teaching ideas

For introductory, background and other resources, try Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age . For links to other plays, try the Shakespeare Main Page.

60-Second Shakespeare
On this page, a tabloid-style summary of the play from the BBC. Follow links to learn how your students can produce something similar.

Carousel Discussion: Act 5 The Taming of the Shrew
Students analyze power, gender, familial, and social relationships in a Carousel Discussion. Includes student handouts, explanation of process of Carousel Discussion.

The Taming of the Shrew
Act-by-act study guides, writing prompts, and an image of devices used by the legal system against women who were considered gossips.

The Taming of the Shrew
Summary, prereading, during reading, and after reading activities, suggestions for performance and extended learning. Access to this 16-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application.

The Taming of the Shrew
Reading strategies, including an anticipation guide, directed reading and thinking, and a found poem.

The Taming of the Shrew
Plot summary, themes, imagery, more.

The Taming of the Shrew
Study guide questions organized by scene.

The Taming of the Shrew
An extensive list of post-reading activities.



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