(Don’t forget, April 23rd is National Insult Like Shakespeare Day!)
It’s simple and fun and works like this:
Everyone writes up 3-4 different insults using the Shakespeare Insult Generator
They spend about 5-10 minutes practicing their insults, working on generating the appropriate delivery with angst!
Split the class into 2 groups that line up against each other
FIRST ROUND of insults: one student from each group steps forward and they insult each other with one of their insults.
The teacher, or some voting panel, votes for the best insult. Loser … Continue reading
Here is a clever idea that may engage your students in a short lesson plan, as well as open their eyes and minds to what Shakespeare has brought to the table. Create a top ten Shakespeare list. Here are some top ten Shakespeare ideas you can work with:
- Characters (Puck, Hamlet, Othello… Who’s #1?)
- Re-written story lines (i.e. Lion King or West Side Story, etc)
- Speeches (To be, or not to be)
- Quotes (Out, damn spot, out!)
- Phrases (Method to his Madness)
- Words (i.e. Alligator, Minds-eye, Dalmation, etc)
Let me know if you think of more, so I … Continue reading