Teaching Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth & Midsummer Night: Shakespeare Set Free

Teaching Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth & Midsummer Night: Shakespeare Set Free

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743288507
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 08/28/2006
Series: Folger Shakespeare Library Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 171,170
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Shakespeare Set Free series is written by institute faculty and participants, and includes the latest developments in recent scholarship. It bristles with the energy created by teaching and learning Shakespeare from the text and through active performance, and reflects the experience, wisdom, and wit of real classroom teachers in schools and colleges throughout the United States.

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Teaching Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth & Midsummer Night: Shakespeare Set Free 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
crimsonsonata on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Summary: An explicitly detailed guideline of how to best teach Shakespeare to students not familiar with his work, including actual lesson plans, handouts, and activities.Use and appropriateness in a HS classroom (teaching material): While using this book as a sole resource for teaching Shakespeare is probably unadvisable, it is a hugely helpful resource for very creative ways to help students comprehend and even enjoy the Bard of Avon¿s greatest works. My personal favorites include the `Shakespearean Insult Sheet¿ and ¿Fortune¿s Fool¿, a guided discussion about fate using student¿s personal opinions and observations, and direct quotes. There is no way that students won't get personally involved in a lot of these activities when they get to do things like make their own Shakespearean insults to hurl at each other!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent text that makes Shakespeare accesible for our students. It provides an framework which you can follow to the t or use as the basis for your own plans. I am teaching both Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth right now and have relied upon it heavily to make Shakespeare exciting for my students while meeting the learning objectives I set out for each unit.
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MsWatson More than 1 year ago
We use this book for our Romeo and Juliet unit. It is a great book that has lessons built in that use creativity, live action and fun to teach Shakespeare. We are also lucky enough to have an Acting Company come to our school and teach some of the lessons from this book and also acting techniques that they can use in their own scene creations. While we try to read all of the book in class for optimal support, the book does require some outside reading for homework to accompany the lessons. Some of the lessons include art and craft creations such as masks, interpretative drawings of Queen Mab and collecting images of night.