Recently graduated with a B.A in English education. AVID tutor. Substitute teacher. Attempting to navigate life outside of college.
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There has been an influx of support on my failed MLA lesson and I really appreciate it!
I’m completely finishing my poetry unit on Monday with a poetry slam. It’ll be a fun way to finish it out since they’ve taken their exam already.
Then Tuesday I’m starting Romeo and Juliet. But I can’t be there because I have to go to a job fair that’s mandated by my education program. So the students will be in the computer lab starting a Shakespeare Online Scavenger Hunt as a way to learn about him in a fun, non-lecture way. There will be 5-6 groups which each focus on different parts of his life and work and then they’ll teach it to the rest of the class. FUN!
I will admit. I’m excited for all the fun activities that I want to do with R&J. I’m just terrified of the language barrier. I taught The Raven during poetry, and they had issues with Poe, so I’m worried what they’re going to think of Shakespeare. I’m planning on using a variety of approaches including reading aloud, acting, and listening to different oral versions. But I know that I had/have issues with Shakespeare myself and I’m just not sure how to address that every day with the freshmen.
Edit: My student population is fairly diverse. It’s a “regular” level class, but in it there are a couple of ELL students (both are from Germany originally), some future honors students, and some uninspired, uncaring students.