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Teaching Shakespeare 6th Grade
Transcript of Teaching Shakespeare 6th Grade
Elizabeth I - Patron
(Lord Chamberlin's Men)
3-2-1 Ticket out the Door
Taming of the Shrew
Adjective, Adjective, Noun
"No Fear" Shakespeare
Shakespeare for Beginners
Exploring the Unit
Look at Unit 4
English Renaissance Theatre
"Billy the Bard"
Main Source: Sir Thomas More
Thrust Staging: right in the Audience's Face
Active/Noisy Crowd, with food and drinks.
Rhythm of Speech:
Written for the Illiterate
MT for Rhythmic Structure
There was once two sisters. One was beautiful and sweet and the other was beautiful...and not so sweet. The sweet one wanted to get married, but their dad said not until the other one was married first. Along came a man who, needing money and a wife, decided that the not-so-sweet sister was for him. She would have nothing to do with him...
body language only.
Television of the day
Use of imagery/visuals
Greet all students at the door.
Incorporate Thee/Thou, Whence, Hence, add "est" on most verbs, and add "th" on the end of most sentences.
4.1 - 4.6 Intro to Shakespeare
4.7 - 4.15 Performing
4.13 Tableau, 4.14 Shakespeare Day,
Problems with Researching Shakespeare
Who was Shakespeare?
Christopher Marlow, Sir Francis Bacon,
Earl of Oxford, Earl of Southhampton,
Queen Elizabeth I, or Did he exist?
Why is it a mystery?
Use a Video Synopsis at
your discretion with your students.