Reading Shakespeare

In a 'differentiated instruction' kinda way...

As Grade 9 & 10 English students read a Shakespearean play for their drama unit, there are many ways teachers can differentiate instruction, namely with regards to reading the play itself.  Along with reading the actual text/script of the play, student learning can be enhanced by the following Web 2.0 resources:

60-Second Recap: http://www.60secondrecap.com/ (on this site, students can see short video clips to review content and literary elements of the text)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com (students can use YouTube to watch or listen to different adaptations of the play)

Twitter: www.twitter.com (students can create a twitter account for the play they'e reading and tweets as they read to summarize scenes and acts)

Fake-Book: http://www.classtools.net/FB/home-page (in order to show their understanding of characters and theme, students can create a "Fakebook" page for a character in the play