Reflection: Classroom Setup An Insulting Conversation: "The Taming of the Shrew" 2.1 - Section 3: Scene Introduction and Grouping of 2.1


I made the divisions based on logical entrances and exits in the scene. Also, teachers w/ large classes can make additional splits in the scene and have more than one group perform a scene.

Moreover, having students read through their lines prior to the presentation is important because they need familiarity w/ their lines. They also need to begin group work w/ blocking. Finally, if they have read through the lines, they have a better idea how to assign characters once they meet in the group.

Finally, as the students read silently, I had time to walk around the room and put their names on my record that shows each groups' members. 

  Determining Scenes
  Classroom Setup: Determining Scenes
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An Insulting Conversation: "The Taming of the Shrew" 2.1

Unit 9: "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare: Unmasking a Troubling Text
Lesson 4 of 16

Objective: SWBAT perform a whole-class choral reading of TTotS 2.1.202-272 in preparation for group performances of 2.1.

Big Idea: Choral reading creates a safe space for future small group performances of Shakespeare's texts.

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English / Language Arts, Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Performance Pedagogy
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