Shakespeare Word Challenge

Shakespeare word challenge

Thanks to @GuyKawasaki and mentalfloss.com, for helping us see another list of 20 words we wouldn’t be able to iterate today without the help of The Bard. Words such as assassination, bedazzled, cold–blooded, fashionable, scuffle, swagger, and more… It’s amazing what this guy brought to the table.

So, because of this, I thought of the Shakespeare Word Challenge for your kids: In your classroom, challenge your kids to come up with 10 words or phrases that Shakespeare created or first penned and then have them use them in a sentence. What this will do is help them realize that his “language” … Continue reading

How old is Shakespeare? Fun activities to engage your kids.

So this is the 450th birthday of Shakespeare, and what are you doing to engage your children on this momentous day?

Shakespeare's birthdaySome people turn 50 as a milestone, this guy’s turning 450, wow!  Ok, so he doesn’t look as good as someone who is turning 50, but hey, we are still talking about him!

So, to get ready, here are a few fun activities to get in the swing of … Continue reading

Can Shakespeare get you to Disneyland?

Okay, I will be the first to tell you that I am a big Disneyland fan. Now, to hear that there is an opportunity for doing some theater, dare I say SHAKESPEARE, and that’ll get me in the gate at Disneyland on the cheap, I am all about that! This a great article about a school that is trying to do just that.

I really want to root them on, because anytime you can get Shakespeare and Disneyland tied into one joint effort, that makes it all the more worthwhile.

Below is the story about their journey:

http://m.gazette.com/local-theater-students-will-compete-at-disney-world/article/1515215

Can Shakespeare’s Henry V be done in 30 tweets? #ShakesTweet

Fellow blogger and Shakespeare fan, Alan Peat, (@alanpeat) was a bit bored one day and decided for his 50th birthday to tweet all of Shakespeare’s plays in 50 tweets or less (not in one day, cuz, that’d be a bit crazy).  So, he knocked out his first “Shakestweet”, Henry V.

twitterThat leads to my thoughts on another Shakespeare lesson plan, the ShakesTweet.  What a great way to … Continue reading

A Christmas Carol for Kids – Charles Dickens

That’s right, we are writing fools recently and have just released our 2nd work outside of the Shakespeare for Kids series: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for Kids! My first was Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island for Kids.

As a quick note, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for Kids currently has a giveaway running on Goodreads – so, sign up for a free signed copy!

In writing A Christmas Carol for Kids there has been a few challenges that we had to overcome:

1) It’s a novel, not a play. But, that’s not the … Continue reading