After following the Mooc by the BBC on Shakespeare I decided to assign my students the same task I had been assigned during the online course. After watching this video I created a Padlet and the students had to record their voices and choose some lines from the play Romeo & Juliet.
“Have you ever wanted to play the part of Juliet? Take this opportunity to record one of Juliet’s speeches above by following the advice below. Go to http://www.vocaroo.com. You’ll need to have a microphone on your computer and allow vocaroo to use it. When you are ready, press Record. Record a short sample of your speaking. Please don’t record for more than a minute. When you have finished your recording, you will get a link. If you want to, you can share the link in the Padlet and let other users listen to your speaking”.
Some students also bothered adding a photo which shows some commitment. Some others had difficulties following the “instructions” – reading carefully is a competence that must be definitely improved! – and some others did not respect the deadline – again something to better!. All in all, since it’s their first experience, I’m pretty satisfied with it 😉
If you’ve asked yourself the question. “Why do we have to study Shalespeare?” here you’ll find some answers. Why study Shakespeare?
CHOOSE 3 REASONS write them in your notebook or copy them using EVERNOTE ( a virtual notebook) and bring them to class.
Here’s some links on W. Shakespearehttp://absoluteshakespeare.com/index.htm or this one http://www.enotes.com/topics/william-shakespeare From the beginning you’ll see there are TOO MANY TOPICS, related sites and too much info and you’ll feel … totally LOST ! Don’t worry, it’s normal! In order to help you cope with that feeling I have selected some links that will make you save time without feeling overwhelmed. You can plunge into the ocean if you feel like but let’s start surfing the lake! 🙂 Here are my suggestions:
1) Watch Shakespeare ‘s short biography. It gives the key events of Shakespeare’s life and work.
2) Watch a BBC video and do the activities below. Click here:Shakespeare
****************************************************************************** END PART 1
LESSON 2 THEATRES & THE GLOBE
I would like to start this second part of the post by sharing with you the magazine Gallant Gossip created by a class of mine some years ago. I’m still so proud of it! Originally it was just printed as a booklet of paper like the copy I showed you in class. Then I created the on-line version. Reading it is a must as it will inspire you all for our next creative writing activity that, as for now, I want to keep secret. I’ll bring some copies in class.
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.