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English Language Arts

Shakespeare for Bored Teens: Resuscitate the Bard

Sure, as an adult who has long loved all kinds of reading, you and Will are on a first name basis, but what about your technology-riddled, visual students who can't make head or tails of the Bard's tales?
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Shakespeare for Bored Teens: Resuscitate the Bard
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    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.
  • About Shakespeare: 101

    Website
    shakespeare.about.com
    shakespeare.about.com
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    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.
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    Why re-invent the wheel when a treasure trove of lesson plans and activities already exists? This site of Shakespeare resources will have you drowning in ideas for your next lesson.
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    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.
  • Shakespeare for teens

    Website
    teachingenglish.org.uk
    teachingenglish.org.uk
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    If I had a dollar for every time a student asked "When will I ever use this?"… Well, here is an answer to that question, as well as a start on what you should teach from Shakespeare and how.
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    These ten strategies for teaching Shakespeare might add the pizzazz your lesson has been lacking. Give them a look!
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    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!
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    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.
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