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10 Ways to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday - Mrs. Orman's Classroom. April 23rd will mark Shakespeare's 450th birthday.

10 Ways to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday - Mrs. Orman's Classroom

Here are 10 different ways you can celebrate the Bard's special day in your classroom (or on your own): 1. READ A SONNET: Have each student read one of Shakespeare's sonnets aloud. With 154 to choose from, surely your students will find one 14-liner they like to recite. (Use this as a Common Core speaking/listening activity.) 2. 3. 4. A Guide to How Shakespeare's Characters Kick the Bucket - E-Verse Radio. Blank Verse and Iambic Pentameter Made Easy by The Daring English Teacher.

Blank Verse and Iambic Pentameter: This lesson includes an editable, 13 page PowerPoint presentation about blank verse and iambic pentameter and a PDF document with four different blank verse assignments and resources.

Blank Verse and Iambic Pentameter Made Easy by The Daring English Teacher

The PowerPoint is color-coded and visually stimulating. I use this every year in my classes when I am introducing Shakespeare. It is prefect for Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, and more. The example work that accompanies this PowerPoint comes from Romeo and Juliet. The PowerPoint is editable, so that you can customize it for your own class. One of the assignments asks students to identify blank verse in the text, and the other one is a creative writing assignment.

Even though I made this resource for my ESL students, it works very well with younger readers and more advanced students. This download is included in a bundle:Ultimate Romeo and Juliet Differentiation Bundle. Hamlet - Play Summary & Analysis by Thug Notes. In Search of Shakespeare . Shakespeare in the Classroom. William Shakespeare's influence exceeds that of many historical figures.

In Search of Shakespeare . Shakespeare in the Classroom

Four hundred years after his death, contemporary writers, actors and filmmakers continue to find inspiration in his work. Yet, for many educators, motivating student interest in Shakespeare remains a challenge. The education materials provided here will make teaching Shakespeare an engaging and exciting learning adventure. Developed in partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library, these classroom resources were designed around six thematic strands: Shakespeare's Language, Shakespeare on Film, Performance, Primary Sources, Teaching Shakespeare to Elementary Students, and Teaching Shakespeare with Technology. Under each theme you will find professional development strategies and lesson plans, a multimedia library of curriculum resources, and much more.

Professional Development Case studies, articles, and quick tips on how to bring Shakespeare alive in your classroom. Lesson Plans Resources Multimedia Digital Library. Introducing Your Children to Shakespeare (Read Aloud Wednesdays) This Blog Linked From Here The Web 159Shares HomeReading resources Introducing Your Children to Shakespeare (Read Aloud Wednesdays) 40Leah Courtney Reasons and resources for introducing your children to Shakespeare Using Caldecott Award Winning Books: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Great Read Alouds for Horse Lovers (Read Aloud Wednesdays) Favorite Read Aloud Resource Websites (Read Aloud Wednesdays) {This post may contain affiliate links.Read my disclosure here. } I have to admit that I didn't read much Shakespeare when I was young.

Introducing Your Children to Shakespeare (Read Aloud Wednesdays)

Link up your reading related posts. Ophelia, Gertrude, and Regicide - Hamlet II: Crash Course Literature 204. Shakespearean dating tips - Anthony John Peters. Shakespeare: Original pronunciation. Shakespeare's Grave in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. Shakespeare and his family. Shakespeare and Meter. Shakespeare for Beginners. Shakespeare Online. Shakespearean Insulter. Shakespearean Insults & Flattery Contests,... by Laura Randazzo. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (Sonnet 18) Read poems by this poet William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-on-Avon.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (Sonnet 18)

The son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, he was probably educated at the King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford, where he learned Latin and a little Greek and read the Roman dramatists. At eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, a woman seven or eight years his senior. Together they raised two daughters: Susanna, who was born in 1583, and Judith (whose twin brother died in boyhood), born in 1585. Little is known about Shakespeare’s activities between 1585 and 1592.

In 1594, Shakespeare joined the Lord Chamberlain’s company of actors, the most popular of the companies acting at Court. While Shakespeare was regarded as the foremost dramatist of his time, evidence indicates that both he and his contemporaries looked to poetry, not playwriting, for enduring fame. Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media.

"My name is Macbeth / I'm the Thane of Glamis. / I might not be the king / but I'm still hella famous.

Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media

" Terry, a student at Toronto's York Mills Collegiate Institute, wrote that rap for his tenth-grade English class as part of a music video depicting William Shakespeare's famous play Macbeth. "We got 100 percent on it! " Terry recalls. More important, adapting the play into a modern rap helped Terry understand the Bard's old English prose. "I'd never had a chance to interpret one of Shakespeare's stories in a contemporary way before," he says.

That kind of genuine enthusiasm from a millennial generation student is music to a teacher's ears.