It’s Wednesday, January 27, 2016, and time for Language Arts
Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)
The Folger Shakespeare Library offers this fun website that introduces kids to Shakespeare through fun games and activities.
When you get to the site you’ll see an icon menu that includes:
- Words, Words, Words – Unscramble letters to reveal words from Shakespeare’s plays, learn new vocabulary by discovering the meaning of “Weird Words” in Shakespeare’s works. Try creating Shakespearean insults or compliments. Learn some common idioms that originated in Shakespeare’s plays. Print out scripts for plays and perform scenes at home.
- Shakespeare’s Life – Learn trivia about Shakespeare’s life and times.
- Shakespeare Challenges – Answer trivia questions about Shakespeare’s plays, or read a quote and try to guess which character said it.
- Who Am I? – Use clues to identify characters from Shakespeare’s plays.
Want to have a little more in-depth fun? For historical perspective, be sure to click on the links to “Discover Our Collection” and “Queen Elizabeth.”
When you are finished here, go to the menu at the top and click on “Teach and Learn”. Under “Classroom Resources” you’ll find numerous teaching modules that offer dynamic ways to approach these complex texts.