Reflection: Introducing "The Taming of the Shrew" Using Living Iambic Pentameter - Section 4: Line Tossing Activity


Bot the Living Iambic Pentameter and the line tossing made the day wonderful. Kids have the sense that we'll study Shakespeare on our feet rather than on our seats! Students who never volunteer were the first to do so today. Every student participated. Every student had a role. Students met students they don't normally talk to, and no one complained that we'll be reading Shakespeare. 

"Asses are made to bear and so are you" was the most popular line!

  Who Knew Shakespeare Could be so Much Fun?
  Who Knew Shakespeare Could be so Much Fun?
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Introducing "The Taming of the Shrew" Using Living Iambic Pentameter

Unit 9: "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare: Unmasking a Troubling Text
Lesson 1 of 16

Objective: SWBAT understand iambic pentameter and see "The Taming of the Shrew" as a play within a play.

Big Idea: Shakespeare wrote "The Taming of the Shrew" for performance.

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