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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. 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. Professional Development Case studies, articles, and quick tips on how to bring Shakespeare alive in your classroom. Lesson Plans Interdisciplinary lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school students. Resources Print and online resources to continue your study of Shakespeare. Multimedia Digital Library Search for video, images and documents from the In Search of Shakespeare web site to use in your classroom.

Shakespearean Musical Chair My AP students enter my class having read Romeo and Juliet in ninth grade… and that’s it. No Othello in 10th. No Julius Caesar. No Hamlet. It’s the hand I’m dealt and rather than lament this, I have to get to work building skill as quickly as I can. This isn’t an easy task because Shakespeare’s language can be difficult for experienced readers, let alone ones that lack exposure. I knew I had to develop a way to reduce their inhibitions, build their close-reading skills, front load information about the play, and make it fun and inviting at the same time. Before the lesson I pull the 30 best quotes from Act I and print them in 20pt font.I cut the quotes into strips. In Class I tell the students that they will gain knowledge about the characters, setting, and conflict of the play, and they won’t even open their books to do it.I then place a quote on each student’s desk as well as a graphic organizer and tell them that we are going to play a game of musical chairs, yet it is not competitive.

Formativa arbetssätt för engelskundervisningen Jag samlar länkar för att utmana mig själv i det formativa arbetssättet och för att variera undervisningen och hitta rätt inlärningsstil för eleverna. Jag såg att vi är fler som vill utmana oss i det på blogghubben. Här kommer ett litet bidrag med de länkar eller arbetssätt jag just för tillfället kan bidra med. Nedan har jag kategoriserat mina länktips efter rubrikerna muntligt (gäller både tala och samtala), skriftligt, lyssna, och läsa, men även grammatik och ordinlärning då det är centralt i språkinlärningen, samt övrigt: Muntligt För muntligt kan man testa Mystery Skype, Silent viewing eller att spela in sig själv på diverse program på datorn är kul, som Quicktime eller iMovie om man har tillgång till surfplattor. Här finns ett inlägg om att göra egna podcasts. Skriftligt Lyssna Att lyssna på olika nyhetsinslag är bra och gärna ihop med en text och då vid andra lyssningen om man ska följa lyssnarstrategierna. Läsa Läsning kan du också arbeta med online. Grammatik och ord Övrigt

An introduction to Shakespeare’s comedy John Mullan considers the key characteristics of Shakespeare's varied comedies, but he also considers the ways the playwright mixes genres by bringing comedy into his tragedies and tragedy into his comedies. When the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, the First Folio, was published in 1623, its contents page divided them into three categories: Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. The list of Comedies included Measure for Measure and The Merchant of Venice, plays that modern audiences and readers have not found particularly ‘comic’. Shakespeare's First Folio The First Folio edition of Shakespeare’s plays (1623) divides them into Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. View images from this item (12) Usage terms Public Domain Held by © British Library Marriage Comedies head towards marriage. Woodcuts showing the four humours and marriage in Peacham's Minerva Britanna Marriage represented as a male figure trapped in the stocks, from Henry Peacham’s Minerva Britanna, 1612. Misconception

11 Vocabulary and Test Review Games and Activities to Keep Your Students Thinking from Sadlier School WeAreTeachers is pleased to welcome guest teacher blogger Sarah Ressler. Sarah is a high school English teacher and writes the Vocab Girl blog at Sadlier School. Find Sarah's blog, as well as free language arts lesson plans, classroom activities and games, at Sadlier’s PubHub. How do you make those vocab words stick—not just for the quiz tomorrow but for the long term? Practice, practice, practice! And the only way your students will want to do that practice is if you make it too much fun to resist! Oranges to Oranges: Quick, define "chimerical"! Bingo Vocabulary Game: Admit it, everyone secretly loves bingo. The Vocab Gal (aka Ms.

Dyslexi - Dyslexiförlaget - Fallerej Förlag McCarter Theatre - Twelfth Night Audience Guide What makes a Shakespearean comedy? If you tried to make a list of every Shakespeare play that had funny parts in it, you would end up with a list that included comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances alike. The comedy As You Like It begins with a Duke forcibly exiling his niece from her home; it is a poignant scene, and if sadness were the only factor, then As You Like It would be a tragedy. Rather than looking for plays that funny, sad, boring, and/or lyrical, it is helpful to think of the categories of comedies, tragedies, histories, and romances as groups of similar plays. At heart, the Shakespearean comedy is about a conflict between two opposite social groups (rulers and subjects, older and younger, wealthy and poor). The first strategy in reading a Shakespearean comedy is to find the common elements listed above. If music be the food of love, play on Give me excess of it, that surfeiting The appetite may sicken and so die. Lastly, don’t forget to pay attention to the humor.

11 Quotes that Inspire Writers Workshop Lessons and Activities How do you learn to write? By reading the works of great writers! Here are 11 quotes about the writing process and the writing lessons and projects they can inspire by WeAreTeachers lesson-ideas blogger Erin Bittman. This is the second post in the Teaching Young Writers blog series sponsored by Zaner-Bloser's Strategies for Writers. The first post "25 Awesome Anchor Charts for Writing" can be found here. Writing About Cause and Effect"At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Lesson: Magic Journey Take a walk around the school.

untitled 469 Shares Share Tweet Email Becoming a tech-savvy teacher is great. Honestly, there’s more to it than just hopping on the latest education technology / education trends bandwagon. See Also: Which of the top edtech trends are best for classrooms? So, then, what does it really take to be a modern teacher? You want to know what it takes to be a progressive and always-learning teacher who knows how to get students to think, contemplate, and explore. Modern teachers: choose to be vulnerable.see themselves as co-learners, not teachers.allow themselves to fail, often.don’t wait until they’re experts to introduce somethingmove into their students’ world, even if it’s foreignrun towards their area of weakness, not awayare comfortable not knowing what is going to happeninvite mistakes into their livesdream big and ask ‘why not?’ These characteristics of a modern teacher are incorporated into the visual you see below. Click here to download the printable PDF version of this fabulous visual

A Midsummer Night's Dream Introduction This study guide is intended for GCE Advanced level students in the UK, but is suitable for university students and the general reader who is interested in Shakespeare's plays. Please use the hyperlinks in the table above to navigate this page. If you have any comments or suggestions to make about this page, please contact me by clicking on this link. Preparing to study This guide is written to support your study of A Midsummer Night's Dream. If you find this guide too hard, then you should perhaps look at the more elementary guide to this play on this site. Go to basic guide to A Midsummer Night's Dream Back to top What other resources should you use? Editions of the text The most authoritative version is the Arden (University Paperbacks) edition, edited by Harold F. Handbooks for literature Useful handbooks for the general study of English literature include The Cambridge Guide to Literature, The Oxford Guide to Literature, J.A. Recordings of the play in performance Structure

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