Weekly Worksheet

Get Your Pun On With The Bard

The truth is no one really knows when the great bard was born, but Shakespeare's fans celebrate his life and work this week: his observed birthday of April 23rd is also, ironically, the date of his death. Join us in paying homage to Shakespeare this week by using the Visual Thesaurus to get to the heart of some of his more famous puns.

Use this week's worksheet as an opportunity to teach students about how puns work by exploiting similar-sounding words. Click here for the worksheet and here to read the related lesson plan, "Exploring the Power of Puns."


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