Drawn in by the hook of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” I went on a prowl of the red-lipped singer’s lyrics to find other Shakespearean bridges I could share with my students. Surprisingly, it was hard at times to separate the beauty from the bard. Don’t believe me? Okay, then, let’s play “William Shakespeare or Taylor Swift?” (Bonus points if you can name any of the song titles or any of the characters who speak the Shakespearean lines – no Googling allowed!)


Click on the image above to view the answers and grab even more questions on a FREE single-sheet game you can use with your classes. Teach on, everyone!

Images used with permission: David Shankbone and Yae Steadly, Flickr, CC2.0

Join the conversation! 8 Comments

  1. Haha what a great idea – I love this! We just finished a poetry unit; too bad I did not find this earlier 🙂


  2. Thanks, Nadine! Well, there’s always next time, right? 🙂

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  3. Perfect timing! I am reading Wednesday Wars with my 7th graders, and we are getting ready to the parts in which the character starts reading Shakespeare. I am giving this to them as the opening activity on Monday. You are a genius! Thank you for sharing! 🙂


  4. I LOVE the way you think! I will use this with my students as end of the year fun!


  5. So glad this will slide so smoothly into your plans, Michelle. Success!


  6. Ah, thanks so much, MusingRunner! Your happiness is my happiness. 🙂


  7. I love this activity! I got the 7 all right. I will have to try the longer quiz.


  8. Go, Lisa! Hope you keep that winning streak going. 🙂


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