Starting With Shakespeare
Successfully Introducing Shakespeare to ChildrenPaperback - 2000
William Shakespeare comes alive for students with these engaging activities. Immersing students in his life and times and characters, this book introduces elementary students to four plays: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet. A complete historical background, an introduction to the characters, a retelling of the story, a variety of integrated activities, verses for memorization, a complete script for class performance, and a list of resources accompany each play. Activities extend learning to history, geography, science, art, music, movement, math, and language arts. Grades K-5 (adaptable to higher levels).
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