It's Elementary!: Stomping and Romping with Shakespeare

What do William Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss have in common? Why, they both write in iambic tetrameter, of course. While most of his plays are written in iambic pentameter, Shakespeare’s songs, like Green Eggs and Ham, are examples of iambic tetrameter. Introduce elementary learners to this rhythm through “A Winter’s Song” from Love’s Labour’s Lost and “A Witches’ Spell,” from Macbeth. Class members tap out the rhythm, march about the room, and act out lines from the songs producing living pictures. A fun way to introduce rhythm and Shakespeare.

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