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ERIC Number: EJ882503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Shakespeare in Circles: How a New Approach Enlivened My Classroom
Ratz, Matthew
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v45 n1 p40-44 Fall 2008
In the author's memories of high school, no unit was more frustrating for him as a student than the yearly Shakespearean text. From his own experience on the students' side of the desk, the author knows that no unit is as strenuous or exhausting as one involving Shakespeare's works. Despite his own negative experiences with Shakespeare's works, the author dedicated himself to discovering a new way to make Shakespeare come alive for his students. Inspired by scholarly articles on creative approaches to instruction and assessment, he decided to experiment with a creative teaching style for this Shakespeare unit. This article describes how the author uses the Literature Circles model to make Shakespeare accessible and appealing to students. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A