How to Teach Middle School Shakespeare from Starts At Eight. Teaching Middle School Shakespeare can be easy and a fun with a few simple resources & a little time spent learning the nuances of Shakespearean Language.

How to Teach Middle School Shakespeare from Starts At Eight. Teaching Middle School Shakespeare can be easy and a fun with a few simple resources & a little time spent learning the nuances of Shakespearean Language.

Introducing Shakespeare's Language: Help students understand Shakespeare's Language by breaking down the process. Use these engaging activities to introduce the vocabulary, grammar, and rhythms used in his language. Students will also explore Shakespeare's influence on the English language and do some translation. Blog post.

Teaching Shakespeare's Language

This has a ted talk video that is perfect intro to Shakespearean language comparing hip hop lines & Shakespearean quotes, addressing iambic pentameter

Shakespeare in Modern English? - NYTimes.com

Shakespeare in Modern English?

Shakespeare in Modern English? - The New York Times The Adventures of Pericles at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater February 24 - March 2016

Pop songs translated into Shakespeare. It would be fun to give students a bunch of these and have them match them or translate them and then have them take a stab at turning a song they like into a sonnet. A good fun way to teach students iambic pentameter and the structure of sonnets. jj

Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs by Erik Didriksen

Cute. Could be a part of a library display with the Shakespeare books from the collection.

Don’t worry, be happy (15 photos)

April is also UN English Language Day. It was chosen because it is Shakespeare's birthday. The impact that Shakespeare had on the English language.

The History of the English Language in a short, funny movie. Great on the first day of school when I ask them, "Why do you think four years of English class is necessary? What is the purpose of teaching English?"

The History of the English Language in a short, funny movie. Great on the first day of school when I ask them, "Why do you think four years of English class is necessary? What is the purpose of teaching English?" First day video?

Matt Toronto,  instructor at Penn State giving tips on understanding Shakespeare' s language.

Matt Toronto, instructor at Penn State giving tips on understanding Shakespeare' s language.

Death Scenes - students are introduced to the drama and language of Shakespeare by delivering the famous last words of his characters. Perfect for my classroom full of boys!

Tom Story (Prince Hal) and David Graham Jones (Hotspur), Henry IV, Part directed by Paul Mason Barnes, Folger Theatre, Photo by Carol Pratt.

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