How to Read Shakespeare: A Primer DISTANCE LEARNING

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8th - 12th, Homeschool
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The How to Read Shakespeare Primer helps your students read the real text without fear! Learn the obstacles and equip your students with Shakespeare-decoding strategies to read well, read with confidence, and know what to do when they encounter a challenge. No crutches here! Just the tools students need to know in order to read Shakespeare without do-it-for-them translations, without fear.

Ready your students and watch them soar!

The in-class exercises can be done in color, either as a printout or a projection. There is also a black and white version for you which can be used as handouts if color printing is not feasible.

In this resource:

  • letter to the teacher
  • Tips and obstacles and remedies for readers and actors of Shakespeare
  • Guide to reading with the glosses (Folger edition, in particular)
  • Common Elizabethan words list
  • In class practice with translation and comprehension using the remedies in action; color and black and white versions included

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Much Merchant: Much Ado about Nothing and Merchant of Venice Literature Circles and Projects

The Sonnet: Invention, Evolution, and Expansion

Shakespeare Homework Menu of Options

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