Monday, December 3, 2012

Shakespeare... at school?

I wanted my students to know who Shakespeare was and why he is still so important. But... Shakespeare at school? The language is so difficult... Why not?! Why not Romeo and Juliet?
I wanted them to watch the movie "Shakespeare in love".

We watched parts of the movie, we extracted passages and vocabulary from many scenes. After the vocabulary was explained, we did different activities: we matched them with pictures, did grammar activities and role played dialogues.

We also did group activities, the "Capulets" and "Montagues" about the Shakespearean world..

The role play was such a success, I thought to expand the activity: why not choose a scene and create our own script, with our own day to day words? So there we went and two scenes were chosen and two scripts were writen: the balcony scene and the one at the party.

Then they were recorded and uploaded to our wiki.
It was a great experience!

You can see more video details here

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