Teaching Shakespeare


Looking for a new approach to classic literature? Teaching Shakespeare offers you an opportunity to explore a variety of new, innovative teaching strategies for approaching Shakespeare in the classroom. This online, standards-based course includes special attention to Shakespearean vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency, as well as current resources for teaching Shakespeare. Students will design appropriate activities and lesson plans that are tailored to the Shakespearean play of their choice.  Course may be completed with or without students.  The course text must be purchased separately. Students should also have access to selected plays of Shakespeare.

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"Hands down, this is one of the best books I have ever read for a class!  After taking this class and reading Dakin's book, I am a changed teacher.  I know that sounds cliche, but I used to dread teaching Shakespeare.  Now, I have so many strategies for setting my students (and myself) up to understand and enjoy Shakespeare.  Thank you!"       -10th grade English teacher, Minnesota

"I feel like my world of Shakespeare has opened up for the better.  This class has provided me with many useful and successful strategies I am using now and will continue to use in the future.  Thank you!"            -12th grade English teacher, Ohio