Teaching Shakespeare to Today’s Students

Melissa’s Methods

When prepping for Shakespeare lessons, prepare students for the content and provide multiple scaffolding opportunities. Melissa also varies the texts students read and the parts of the play read. Read her ideas for making Shakespeare relevant in How To Teach Shakespeare.

Lauralee’s Ideas

Give students structure and a variety of ways to experience the play. Use videos, review questions, exit tickets, and graphic organizers to support student understanding. Lauralee also provides an outline for her weekly lessons while teaching Shakespeare.

What methods do you use for teaching Shakespeare? Read several teaching ideas to support high school learners as they read famous plays. #HighSchoolELA

Some ELA teachers cover Shakespeare during National Poetry Month. We have free downloads and links for supporting young poets as well.

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