Shakespeare resources in the Learning Commons!

376px-Title_page_William_Shakespeare's_First_Folio_1623 Studying Shakespeare is not only for High School! In the Learning Commons we would love to share some resources that span the ages of your students to introduce Shakespeare and have them “dive in” to the wide range of resources available to you! Shakespeare for the Younger Student: BeautifulStoriesFromShakespeare Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare (here in audio) by Edith Nesbit is a great place to start. This is a wonderful recap of the plays in prose form. tumblr_mum5clzvpO1rrnekqo1_1280   Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb is another great option. It is also available in audio form here. You might want to consider acting out the plays using these paper dolls (scroll down to the Elizabethan ones) and these paper dolls for the females (using the Romeo and Juliet paper dolls). Or drawing several scenes of the above stories using this page. It would be fun to learn more about the Globe theatre and build this paper model of it. These note booking pages based on the plays are excellent! 374px-Shakespeare Shakespeare for the Older Student: Here are the complete works of Shakespeare. Consider these phrases coined by Shakespeare. It is amazing how many of our expressions come from his writing. If you would like to create your own Shakespeare based insults look here.

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The Shakespeare Stealer

Consider reading The Shakespeare Stealer available in our Overdrive Library. After reading it, access the wide range of resources at Read Write and Think for novel studies. There are Character Trading Cards, Story Maps and Compare and Contrast interactive lessons, just to name a few. Consider using some of the elements from these study guides. Though you will need to pick and choose there is a great amount of valuable study here! You may want to make your own 60 Second Shakespeare! Taking a look at others is a great start!! Here are lesson plans and ideas for your project. We have several Senior level Shakespeare resources in the Overdrive Library:

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Romeo and Juliet


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Romeo and Juliet Cliffs Complete


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Macbeth Cliffs Complete


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Julius Caesar Cliffs Complete


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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cliffs Complete


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Hamlet Cliffs Complete


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