ERIC Number: ED497101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Shakesperience: Appreciating the Classics
National Middle School Association (NJ3), Middle Ground v9 n1 p43-44 Aug 2005
Students frequently react negatively to the idea that they are going to study Shakespeare, but many teachers get students excited about studying Shakespeare by involving them in their learning. In this article, the author describes how she developed and implemented a plan to engage students in Shakespeare. She set the stage by transforming the classroom into an Elizabethan environment and having students predict what "Romeo and Juliet" is about, then had students act out the play as they studied it. In the end, the students learned and honed many different skills related to Shakespeare and drama, and had fun in the process.
Descriptors: Classical Literature, Reader Text Relationship, Educational Strategies, Drama, Teaching Methods, Reading Strategies, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: National Middle School Association, Westerville, OH.