Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare

Grades 3-5 / ELA / Shakespeare
CCSS: ELA.RL.3.3 ELA.RL.3.4

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K-5

3

3rd Grade

3

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RL

Reading Standards for Literature K-5

3

3rd Grade

4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Students perform Shakespeare to discuss character, language, and more
Length
14 min
Questions to Consider
See how two elementary teachers make sense of Shakespeare with a variety of novel activities.
What examples do you see of students finding the meaning of literal and non-literal phrases?
How does using small parts of a play make it more manageable for students?

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