Once you read this teacher's solution to bard boredom, you'll be sure to keep clicking on the many other resources available at this "Teaching Shakespeare" site by FolgerEd. But this might at least whet your appetite for fresh ideas.
This fast-track plan for mastering Shakespeare is a crash course composed of 10 lessons, covering everything you need to know. Maybe as a teacher you need a refresher before you can decide what area of emphasis will be most appealing to your students.
Who better to tell us how to teach the Bard than the Brits? This collection of lesson ideas ranges from historical activities to imaginative math-related games to Elizabethan recipes for students to make. Whether you have them make their own quills or biscuits, there's something here for every ELA teacher who wants to mix things up.
Let's get real, you're not the first teacher to struggle with snoozing students in the Shakespeare lesson. That's why this brilliant resource might be just the ticket to wake up your approach (and your students!), with a variety of approaches and resources to boot!
This list of facts ranges from the mundane to the bizarre, and could be your ticket to piquing students' interest in the Bard. If not, there is a ton of other links included at this site for you to explore.