The Tempest – plot and characters
This pack consists of a variety of activities to reinforce understanding of the plot and characters in The Tempest.
The Tempest Plot And Characters
The Tempest Plot And Characters Picture Cards
The Tempest Plot And Characters Sentence Cards
The Tempest Plot And Characters Verb And Adjective Cards
The Tempest Plot And Characters Grid And Speaking Frames
Most of the activities are suitable for collaborative pair or group work, to generate real opportunities for talk. The activities In this pack are suitable for a range of levels. There are two sorting exercises, looking at pictures of key moments in the plot and fitting them into a grid according to whether they happen before or after the storm.
The other sorting activity looks at a range of adjectives and asks learners to fit them into a Venn diagram according to whether they usually apply to feelings, behaviour or both. There is sets of flashcards for matching pictures with sentences and a set of the same sentences with the main verbs missing for matching with another set with the missing verbs. Finally, there is a sequencing activity which also involves looking at adjectives to describe the actions or feelings of the characters at various moments in the play. The pack can be used in conjunction with other EAL Nexus resources on The Tempest, including those which include scene by scene summaries in accessible English, flashcards of keywords and DARTs activities (e.g. The Tempest Act 1).
On the right hand side of this page are a number of documents that you can download for free. Please note that the Teaching Notes and Resources can be found in the pdf document (the first item on the list), whilst the PowerPoint document(s) include(s) presentation(s) which you can display on your interactive board in your classroom.
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This resource was originally developed by EAL Nexus and has been adapted for The Bell Foundation’s teaching materials and resources. The resource was formally referenced as EAL Nexus.