The Merchant of Venice 2nd ed Educate.ie (Incl. Portfolio)
This Second Edition of Educate.ie’s market-leading The Merchant of Venice offers teachers a range of opportunities to engage with and assess students, using carefully scaffolded written tasks, oral activities and exam questions. Students are supported in their study with clear annotations and explanations.
A consistent, step-by-step approach ensures real understanding and embeds knowledge so students are not only prepared for their Junior Cycle exam, but confident to study Shakespeare at Leaving Certificate.
With a huge emphasis on stagecraft, performance and creativity throughout, this edition is sure to engage students and bring The Merchant of Venice to life in the classroom.
All scenes are introduced with clear learning intentions, a summary of the action and a bank of useful terms.
Numbered annotations explain unfamiliar words and phrases in simple, modern English.
NEW! Plot Point boxes provide an overview of what is happening in scenes.
Important dialogue is clearly identified to support independent study.
NEW! Integrated Looking at Language feature promotes literacy and understanding of language devices used in the play.
NEW! Spotlight feature focuses attention on key areas such as important speeches and stagecraft techniques.
NEW! Character Note feature builds understanding of key characters scene by scene.
NEW! Shakespeare’s World boxes offer context by explaining relevant beliefs, traditions and customs of Shakespeare’s time.
End-of-scene overviews provide a simple summary of key themes and events and highlight important quotes.
End-of-scene Reviewing, Exploring, Creating, Oral Language and Reflecting tasks quickly and simply assess knowledge and understanding as students move through the play; offer active learning ideas; and provide integrated opportunities for pair and group work.
NEW! Linking to the Exam feature highlights a relevant past or sample SEC exam question at the end of each act and extensively supports students to plan and answer it.
Examining the Play section provides for comprehensive understanding of plot, character development and key themes and gives clear guidance on approaching drama questions.
The accompanying The Merchant of Venice Portfolio Book completes the package with a range of tasks to further understanding and engagement, and prepare for assessment.