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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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Why Teach Shakespeare?

Why Teach Shakespeare?

As part of this High School Shakespeare series I would like to talk about why you should teach Shakespeare in your homeschool. Why teach Shakespeare? What benefits are there in learning and understanding his body of work? Is it still relevant today? One of the main reasons to read a Shakespearean play (at least in(…)

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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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