Shakespeare

Study Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Study Shakespeare’s Hamlet

As part of my Shakespeare for High School series I would like to like to cover at least one tragedy and one comedy. While we have also covered Romeo and Juliet (which is also a tragedy), for the purposes of talking specifically about a Shakespearean tragedy we are going to study Hamlet. What is a(…)

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Teaching Shakespeare Sonnets

Teaching Shakespeare Sonnets

So what exactly is a sonnet anyways? A sonnet is a 14-line poem with a variable rhyme scheme originating in Italy and brought to England by Sir Thomas Wyatt and Henry Howard, earl of Surrey in the 16th century. Literally a “little song,” the sonnet traditionally reflects upon a single sentiment, with a clarification or “turn”(…)

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Romeo and Juliet for High School

Romeo and Juliet for High School

As part of our high school English we are delving into a Shakespeare Unit. While I found Shakespeare to be tedious in high school, with new resources, I hope to make it more understandable and more fun for my kids. This is part of the High School Shakespeare series that I am putting together for(…)

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Shakespeare’s Storybook Review

Shakespeare’s Storybook Review

Shakespeare is a topic that often makes even the most studious of students quiver in their boots! The language can be thick and consuming, especially if you have no prior experience or knowledge of each story. It is for this reason that I started looking for ways to introduce Shakespeare into the minds of my(…)

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Shakespeare for Kids

Shakespeare for Kids

Shakespeare for kids! Who am I kidding? This is not just Shakespeare for kids, but for adults too! If you were anything like I was in school, Shakespeare was a tough nut to crack. With the ancient Shakespearean language it was difficult to follow and understand. As I teach my own children, I hope to(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Fire Safety & A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Fire Safety & A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunday: To close out Fire Prevention Week our local fire hall had their annual open house.  Given that our state requires us to cover fire prevention and safety each year this is a good way for us to review these topics each year.  The kids love this time of year, one for the firehouse visit,(…)

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Teaching Shakespeare with Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

Teaching Shakespeare with Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

Now that the kids are getting older I wanted to expose them to some Shakespeare.  I  remember very little from my high school years about Shakespeare and I did not have a great understanding or love of it then, nor do I now.  My hope is that by exposing them to the stories at an(…)

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