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

This also counts as a great activity for celebrating National Poetry Month! (Don't forget that Poem in Your Pocket Day is Thursday, April 24th. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Hang the quotes around the room and have students roam from quote to quote, jotting down those that they may not have selected, but also like. BONUS! 11. If you wish to have these activities in printable form, you can find it here: The free download includes these great printable pages to use with some of the activities: 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. 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. 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.

Each component integrates the study of Shakespeare's greatest works with his life and the times that defined him. Professional Development Lesson Plans Resources. Introducing Your Children to Shakespeare (Read Aloud Wednesdays) | As We Walk Along the Road. 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.

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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. 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. Robert Greene’s A Groatsworth of Wit alludes to him as an actor and playwright. Shakespeare may have taught at school during this period, but it seems more probable that shortly after 1585 he went to London to begin his apprenticeship as an actor.

In 1594, Shakespeare joined the Lord Chamberlain’s company of actors, the most popular of the companies acting at Court. Shakespeare wrote more than thirty plays. Selected Bibliography. 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. " 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. "Shakespeare's stories are timeless. " That kind of genuine enthusiasm from a millennial generation student is music to a teacher's ears. Raps, podcasts, and short films are perfect vehicles for teaching Hamlet and Macbeth, says Peggy O'Brien, the former director of education at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, DC. As many scholars point out, Shakespeare was the 16th-century equivalent of a remix artist. Shakespeare, Meet YouTube.