Give a creative idea how to begin a lesson. The academic subject for which the text must be created - Literature. It should be for students ...
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Which subjectLiterature
What age groupYear or Grade 7
What topicShakespear
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The aim of this lesson is to introduce students to the world of Shakespearean literature and inspire them to explore the vast array of stories and characters that the master storyteller created.



  1. Begin by welcoming the class and introducing the topic of the lesson, Shakespearean literature.
  2. To pique the students' interest, display a series of images on the screen featuring famous Shakespearean characters such as Romeo, Juliet, Hamlet, and Othello. Ask the students whether they recognize any of the characters and if they know which plays they come from.
  3. Distribute the packet of flashcards featuring Shakespearean characters to the students. Ask them to pair up with a partner and take turns describing the character on their card.
  4. Once all pairs have had a chance to describe their assigned character, ask for volunteers to share what they have learned with the rest of the class.
  5. Display a collection of famous Shakespearean quotes on the screen. Ask students to read the quotes aloud and discuss what they think each quote means and which play it comes from.
  6. Introduce a set of trivia questions related to Shakespearean literature. Divide the class into teams and have them compete against each other to answer the questions correctly.
  7. Finally, end the lesson on a high note by inviting students to choose a slip of paper from a hat or container on which a famous Shakespearean play or character is written. Ask them to research their assigned play or character and come prepared to share what they have learned with the class in the next lesson.


By the end of this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the world of Shakespearean literature, as well as be inspired to explore it further on their own. By using interactive activities and games, students will have fun while learning about one of the greatest literary figures of all time.