Reflection: Joy Shakespeare's Birthday, April 23 - Section 1: Masks and Costumes


I am going to be honest.  There aren't many strong CCSS connections on the surface of this "lesson," if you can even call it that.  

This day was about celebrating the fact that we read two (count 'em, two) full-length Shakespearean works.  I wanted the kids to enjoy their success and maybe make a fun memory that will carry them into Julius Caesar and beyond.

I love the fact that a few kids made tee shirts.  Even more impressive is that my students GOT THE JOKES that the RSC made in their performances.

When I think back on my years in school, it's the interesting, different things that teachers did that inspired me.  So, yeah, it was a bummer to make and frost 60 cupcakes on a school night...ultimately, I think it's worth it.

  Making Memories
  Joy: Making Memories
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Shakespeare's Birthday, April 23

Unit 8: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
Lesson 14 of 14

Objective: SWBAT participate in a celebration of Shakespeare's life and contributions.

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