To teach or not to teach Shakespeare? THAT IS THE QUESTION.
Do you want to kick up a notch your read aloud time or morning basket time? Then add a little Shakespeare in 2021.
Ok, so you I hear you thinking, “There’s no way I can teach Shakespeare to my kids!” and “There is no way my kids will enjoy learning about Shakespeare and his plays. I don’t understand him. How in the world will my little guys get it?” If this sounds like you, then join me for this week’s little coffee break. Yes, you can teach Shakespeare, and yes, your children will love it!
Have no fear! It’s time for some Shakespeare! It is not only doable but can be quite fun to add a little Shakespeare to your homeschooling. In this week’s Coffee With Carrie Podcast, I share five simple steps to reading and enjoying the plays of Shakespeare. I also give some fun and practical tips for introducing the Bard, his old English banter, and the beauty of Shakespearean language. I even give ideas on how to incorporate games, drama, and Legos (yes, even Legos) into your Shakespearean studies.
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN PODCAST
- How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig.
- Flibbertigibbety Words by Donna Guthrie
- Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times 21 Activities by Colleen Aagesen
- Have a Little Pun: An Illustrated Play on Words (Book of Puns, Pun Gifts, Punny Gifts) by Frieda Clemets
- No Fear Shakespeare Series by Spark Notes
- Shakespeare Graphic Novels by Classic Comics
- Tales of Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
- Shakespeare Stories Box Set by Andrew Matthews
- Beautiful stories from Shakespeare by Edith Nesbit
- Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare by Usborne
- Bravo! Mr. Shakespeare by Marcia Williams
- Mr. William Shakespeare’s Plays by Marcia Williams
- Brick Shakespeare: Four Tragedies and Four Comedies by Monica Sweney
- Shakespeare for Children by Jim Weiss
- Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Kids: 3 melodramatic plays for 3 group sizes by Playing With Plays and Series
- Shakespeare in a Box by Carl Martin
- Poetry for Kids: William Shakespeare by Dr. Marguerite Tassi
- Shakespeare Can Be Fun Book Series by Louis Burdett
- The Plays the Thing Board Game by Talicor
- Do You Know Shakespeare? Game by Simply Fun
- Shakespeare Insult Generator Website
- The Tempest Picture Book by Georghina Ellinas
- Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare Mad Libs by McCann