This lesson teaches idioms which were all used or invented by Shakespeare. It uses specially created illustrations to show the connection between the individual words (e.g. night + owl) and the idiom as a whole (e.g. night owl). The lesson will give students an opportunity to use the idioms through the creation of a short skit.
Topic: Shakespeare’s Idioms: Lesson 1
Time: 70 minutes
• To introduce five commonly used idioms that can be found in Shakespeare’s works
• To give students practice in reading and understanding the idioms in everyday contexts
• To give students the opportunity to use the idioms in speech themselves
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