Stratford 1: Shakespeare, Glove Maker

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Shakespeare did not go to university, and that may have been the best decision he ever made. A video, part of the Shakespeare English exercises series, describes the famous playwright's early years in Stratford-Upon-Avon, sharing details about his home and family. Four tasks help viewers summarize the information.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Write short biographies about William Shakespeare with sections for his early, middle, and later years
  • Discuss the idea of whether formal guidelines and constructs stifle creativity
Classroom Considerations

  • The transcript provides the text of the video
Pros

  • Features interactive drag-and-drop activities to teach key elements of grammar
  • Lists a series of discussion questions to use with learners
Cons

  • Tasks focus on lower-level comprehension and do not fully cover the information contained within the video
Common Core