David Rickert

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Romeo and Juliet: Comics and Activities Help kids learn to love Shakespeare with these introductions to each act in comic form. Instead of giving them a summary or bullet points of each act, give students this handy visual reference instead! Each
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If you'd like this product bundled with a bunch of other Shakespeare materials, check out my Macbeth Bundle. These comics and activities are the perfect way to get your students into Macbeth. Each act has a comic that gives an introduction to the
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Shakespeare Comics: Sonnet 18 Shakespeare Comics are a fun and entertaining approach to the work of William Shakespeare. This comic teaches students Sonnet 18 (or "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day") one of the most famous poems in the English
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This product is available with a bunch of other Shakespeare activities in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Shakespeare Bundle. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Midsummer-Nights-Dream-Bundle-3757452 A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Comics and
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Shakespeare Comics Activity Bundle This bundle collects all four Shakespeare Comics resources: an activity on Sonnet 18, a biography on William Shakespeare, a set on iambic pentameter, and a set of Shakespeare skill builders. Each has a comic that
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Iambic Pentameter: Shakespeare Comics This comic teaches students the basics of iambic pentameter from none other than Will Shakespeare! After the comic introduces the concept of iambic pentameter, students will explore the use of iambic pentameter
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This Romeo and Juliet and Shakespeare Bundle combines my Romeo and Juliet Comic Summaries and Activities and the Intro to Shakespeare Activity Bundle. The Romeo and Juliet set includes summaries of each act. When I teach Romeo and Juliet, I don't
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An Introduction to Shakespeare: Shakespeare Comics This comic introduces students to the life of William Shakespeare. Also included: another page with more details about Shakespeare's life and an introduction to his plays. Perfect for students who
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Make teaching Hamlet fun and engaging with this set of lessons and activities to help you lead students on a journey through one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. The most important thing you’ll find here are comic summaries of each act. You
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This whiteboard video is a three minute biography of Shakespeare that can be used to introduce any Shakespeare unit in a fun and engaging way. Perfect for the start of Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, or
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Shakespeare’s language can be difficult, especially for those with limited experience reading Shakespeare’s plays. Students need to develop some skills before they dive into any of Shakespeare’s works. The last thing we want is for students to find
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This Midsummer Nights Dream and Shakespeare Bundle combines my A Midsummer Nights Dream Comic and Activities and the Intro to Shakespeare Activity Bundle. The Midsummer Night's Dream set includes summaries of each act. When I teach A Midsummer
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This Macbeth Shakespeare Bundle combines my Macbeth Comics and Activities and the Intro to Shakespeare Activity Bundle. The Macbeth set includes summaries of each act. When I teach Macbeth, I don't like summaries that are too long or give too
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I spent the first three years of my career teaching language arts to seventh graders. Since then (for the past eight years) I have mainly been teaching Freshman English and AP English.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My students tell me that I keep the class light and fun. I'm an energetic lecturer and discussion leader, and the students appreciate that.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Keynote Speaker for the NHS induction in 2005 Kenyon adjunct faculty 3rd place in Lakeland Community College Cartoon Contest.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS, MA in Education from the Ohio State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As a high school English teacher, I'm on a constant search for ways to bring language arts concepts, classic literature and grammar lessons to life for students. One day, stuck on a particularly tough lesson about Shakespeare and looking for a way to communicate the concepts succinctly AND keep my class engaged, I decided to try combining my work as a comic artist with my teaching. What resulted was my first classroom comic -- a fun, engaging, clear and fast lesson told panel-by-panel as a comic. And it worked! Students loved it, understood the ideas, and retained it for the long term. Now many teachers are using my comics in the classroom to engage learners in new ways with grammar, poetry, and literature.

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