Teaching Shakespeare!

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You're Never Too Young to "Speak the speech"

A recent blog entry by Caitlin Griffin asked how young is too young to start reading Shakespeare.  We’ve worked with students from third grade through high school, but we do know of one school system, the Denver Public School System, that has students from kindergarten through high school actively engaged in speaking Shakespeare’s text.  The kindergartners speak famous lines, and other students tackle short pieces of text and scenes from the plays.  And they do a great job. Students are having lots of fun with the language.  So, you’re never too young to “speak the speech,” right?

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