Everyone struggles to teach Shakespeare - no matter how strong your readers are.
This year, my goal was to bring the fun back into teaching Julius Caesar. The past few years, we've been really focused on writing rigorous, challenging rhetoric lessons for the play, and had kind of lost sight of the play itself.
In order to frame the play, I've developed a quick, free lesson for you that organizes the students into collaborative groups that they work with throughout the play. In their "Acting Troupes", students complete reading jigsaws together, quiz one another, and compete against the other acting troupes in the room for the glorious Dollar Tree tiara that serves as our traveling trophy.
Check out my latest scope that takes you inside my classroom to see how my students are putting this into action.
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In all things Shakespeare,