Irresistible Shakespeare

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Scholastic Inc., 2001 - Education - 80 pages
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Make Shakespeare come to life through these exciting, reproducible scenes from his famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and As You Like It. Each scene is accompanied by creative mini-lessons and motivating activities to help you and your students explore meter, metaphor, alliteration, imagery, and much more. This book also includes background information, a glossary of helpful terms, and thoughtful questions to help students interpret the scenes and understand the conventions of Elizabethan drama -- and fall in love with Shakespeare. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

Cracking Open a Play
6
Whats at Play in a Novel?
9
A Close Reading Exercise
11
Detective Work
13
PopUp Language
15
Six Frequently Asked Questions
17
The Fundamentals of Meter
19
Poetry and Prose
22
The Poetry Tool Kit
25
Determined to Be a Villain
28
This Story Shall the Good Man Teach His Son
32
We Have Seen Better Days
38
Am I Not Christopher Sly?
45
The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth
53
Two Blushing Pilgrims
65
A Glossary for Shakespeare Studies
78

Whats So Great About It Anyway?
24

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2001)

Carol Rawlings Miller is the author of the Heinemann title Strange Bedfellows. She has taught English for twenty-five years at the middle and secondary levels at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights, New York, as well as in Turkey, Ireland, and South Africa. She has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Time Warner Council for Basic Education. Carol earned a B.A. in English from Vassar College, and an M.A. in English from New York University. She has also studied at the New School and at the London Academy for Musical and Dramatic Arts in Shakespearean acting. She is the author of the best-selling 50 Writing Lessons That Work! as well as Irresistible Shakespeare.

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