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Shakespeare's Best Play Opinion Writing Unit | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

Shakespeare's Best Play Opinion Writing Unit | 5th Grade & 6th Grade

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A discussion writing unit allowing students to research, discuss and write about which play by William Shakespeare was his greatest: Macbeth, Hamlet or Romeo & Juliet. The unit has been split into four separate lessons which and is perfect for students in fifth grade or sixth grade.

Included in this PDF printable resource:

  • Three informational texts about the individual plays
  • A fact sheet to record key facts about the famous plays
  • Two prompt sheets for students to write an introduction and a conclusion
  • A template for students to write up their draft and neat texts


This resource is great for:

  • In class learning
  • Independent work
  • Homework
  • Creative writing sessions
  • Assessment practice
  • Emergency sub plans

The first lesson involves students retrieving facts from informational texts about Macbeth, Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet, and writing these on to a fact sheet. In the second lesson students need to use these facts to write three to four paragraphs about the individual plays. In the third lesson students need to use prompt sheets to write up an introduction and a conclusion. In the final lesson your class will need to check their draft paragraphs for mistakes before writing up their work on a neat copy using the template provided.



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