English: The ultimate Shakespeare toolkit. Whether or not Shakespeare intended for his plays and sonnets to be studied in quite as much depth as they are in schools across the country, there’s no doubting that the themes within them are as compelling today as they were back then.
So why not jump on the bandwagon and embrace all things Shakespeare in the month of his birth (and death!) With this mammoth collection of resources? General display packs Visually highlight the important personal events in Shakespeare’s life using this well-designed infographic. Or, put them in the context of wider historical happenings with these comprehensive timeline cards*. 5 ways to teach Shakespeare in the classroom with technology - Impero Software. “Love is blind”, “Break the ice” and “Faint-hearted” – all phrases that were coined by the Bard himself.
On Saturday 23rd April, the world celebrated the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Whether your students think learning Shakespeare is a literary treat or ‘much ado about nothing’, have you ever thought about incorporating some Shakespeare activities with a modern-day twist? 5 Shakespeare activities using technology We’ve created this list of the top 5 Shakespeare activities using technology to help bring the bard’s stories and characters to life.
Create a social media profile for a Shakespearean character – Task your students to think about how a Shakespearean character, such as Juliet Capulet, might portray themselves on social media. This is a really simple and creative way to teach Shakespeare in the classroom, helping your students to build up a picture of the character and learn about the motivations behind their actions. Shakespeare's Hamlet. Romeo and Juliet (Folio 1, 1623) Enter Capulets Wife and Nurse. 352Wife Nurse wher's my daughter?
Call her forth to me. 353Nurse. Now by my Maidenhead, at twelue yeare old 354I bad her come, what Lamb: what Ladi-bird, God forbid, 355Where's this Girle? 357Iuliet. 359Iuliet. 360Wife. 361must talke in secret. 362membred me, thou'se heare our counsell. 363my daughter's of a prety age. 364Nurse. 365Wife. 366Nurse. 367And yet to my teene be it spoken, 368I haue but foure, shee's not fourteene. 369How long is it now to Lammas tide? 370Wife. 371Nurse. 372Lammas Eue at night shall she be fourteene. 373God rest all Christian soules, were of an age. 374is with God, she was too good for me. 375mas Eue at night shall she be fourteene, that shall she ma- 376rie, I remember it well. 377eleuen yeares, and she was wean'd I neuer shall forget it, 378of all the daies of the yeare, vpon that day: for I had then 379laid Worme-wood to my Dug sitting in the Sunne vnder.
Teaching Shakespeare. HOW TO TEACH SHAKESPEARE: WHAT DOES THE BARD SAY? “Nothing worth having comes easily.
The enjoyment kicks in when you really start to get it, when you finally meet William Shakespeare on his own turf and his language begins to open new doors in your consciousness”.Joseph Smigelski Shakespeare shows us what effective language teaching should be. His works engage and keep our attention. They make us remember the message, and they have an impact on us for the rest of our life. There are many debates on whether Shakespeare’s poetry should be introduced in the classroom or shouldn’t, and if the answer is yes, whether we should introduce his plays and sonnets at an early stage, or when we teach more advanced learners, or whether we should focus on the message, or on the language, or both. “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt”. How can plays written in the 16th century be relevant to students today? “Go wisely and slowly. Paparazzi Shakespeare: Ophelia’s Madness Revealed! Teaching Modules. The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company.
Watch "Hip-Hop & Shakespeare?: Akala @ TEDxAldeburgh" Video at TEDxTalks. Shakespeare for teens. By being intimidated by the multilevel narrative and the stylised language we are missing out on some exceptional teaching materials.
By depriving our EFL teens of Shakespeare we are depriving them of some of the most riveting, contemporary stories ever to be told in the English language. In your EFL classroom don’t skip it – exploit it! Don’t dumb it down – jazz it up! Why teach Shakespeare? What should I teach? Why teach Shakespeare? The fantastic stories.His plays are crammed with stimulating plots and sub-plots. What should I teach? Plays that motivate and excite you If you know and love a play then you are already better equipped to sell it to your teenage audience. How can I teach Shakespeare? Emphasize the story firstThe story should always be the focal point of the lesson. Conclusion Teaching Shakespeare in an EFL class is definitely not a time-filling activity: it requires preparation and dedication.
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Tutor and resource writer Genevieve White comes to the rescue, in time for Shakespeare Day and English Language Day today. Last year, I wrote an article extolling the joys of teaching Shakespeare to learners of English and outlining the reasons why teachers should bring the Bard into the classroom. Some of the comments I received on this post suggested that the linguistic challenges presented by sixteenth-century English are just too great to overcome. It is true that Shakespeare’s texts may present difficulties for contemporary readers, particularly those who do not have English as a first language.
Luckily, however, there are a number of ways in which we can reduce the language barrier between our learners and Shakespeare’s greatest work. Make it attractive from the start Begin by piquing your learners’ interest. In the past, I have introduced my learners to the story and its characters with this trailer. Drama - Shakespeare - Homepage. Startsida - UR.se. William Shakespeare.