Shakespeare’s language is so rich and rewarding that many of our teaching colleagues choose to start the year with it. Are you looking for some literacy-boosting, joy-inspiring activities for the first days of school? Or maybe you’re already planning to start off with a Shakespeare unit? Whatever the case, here are some ideas for connecting your new students with the power of words and their own brains.
- Lesson: Famous Last Words, in Performance (http://www.folger.edu/famous-death-lines-pre-reading-your-feet)
- Our Most Popular Blog Post (Really!) on How to Start the Year with Shakespeare (http://teachingshakespeareblog.folger.edu/2015/08/20/back-by-demand-debbie-gascons-advice-and-activities-for-the-first-day-of-school/)
- Teaching Idea: Tossing Lines, with a Twist (http://teachingshakespeareblog.folger.edu/2016/01/14/tossing-lines-with-a-twist/)
- Teaching Idea: Conquering Fears and Having Fun with Shakespearean Insults (http://teachingshakespeareblog.folger.edu/2016/02/16/conscience-does-make-cowards-of-us-all-embracing-your-fears-while-teaching-shakespeare/)
- Teaching Idea: Getting Out of the Way So Students Break Down a Speech (http://teachingshakespeareblog.folger.edu/2015/12/03/getting-out-of-the-way/)
Let us know how they go at @FolgerED!