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The Tempest
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Teacher Resources

The Tempest

This unit, currently in use with third-graders at Murray Elementary School, works better than magic to get young readers hooked on Shakespeare! And it will work just as well with any age group!


Three beautiful picture-book versions of The Tempest (all out of print, but some used copies available on Amazon.com and other sites):

  • Beneduce, Ann Keay, Gennady Spirin, and William Shakespeare. The Tempest. New York: Philomel, 1996. (ISBN 978-0399227646: Grades 3+)
  • Coville, Bruce, Ruth Sanderson, and William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare's The Tempest. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1996. (ISBN 978-0440412977: Grades 3-6)
  • Mayer, Marianna, Lynn Bywaters, and William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare's The Tempest. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2005. (ISBN 978-0811850544: Grades 4+)
(Lexile scores on these books coming SOON!)

EXERCISE MATERIALS

Script:

Word PDF

Script with Prospera and Alonsa (female roles!):

Word  PDF

Boat diagram: what happens in Shakespeare’s The Tempest:
Word PDF

Word count with Lexile® scores: 
Excel  PDF

Contact

Dr. Barbara Mather Cobb
7B-15 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341

270.809.4538

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