With 2013 behind us, we review some of our most popular posts from the year:
Author Ken Ludwig introduces his children to Shakespeare using particular passages, which he puts in context for them and then has them memorize. His new book shares these techniques and strategies with parents and educators.
A “centos” is a poem that has been created using lines from the works of other writers and is a form that has been around for almost two thousand years. Using Shakespeare quotes in these poems can be a fun activity for students.
Why is it that Shakespeare’s messy, uncomfortable plays stick with us so?
“The beauty of learning Shakespeare through performance is that it provides students a deeply rigorous interaction with a complex text at the same time that it stimulates their creativity and their ability to problem-solve collaboratively. Oh, and yes — it’s a ton of fun.”
We also revisit some popular posts that, though written prior to 2013, still got plenty of views this year:
- Shakespeare…in other words
- Teaching Shakespeare and ELL/ESL
- Orson Welles and Macbeth
- Shakespeare and the Common Core Standards
What were some of your favorite Making A Scene blog posts from 2013? What blog topics should we explore in 2014?