As we all know, Shakespeare wrote a lot of words. Many of which he made up on the fly, or simply was the first one to actually write them done. Regardless, he alone added somewhere upwards of 5,000+ words and phrases to the English language. Some of these, we use every day. Here’s a list of 13 words first penned by Shakespeare:
TestimonialsI recently received my copy of Brendan Kelso’s Shakespeare’s Macbeth for Kids, and I can’t wait to use it in my classroom (6th/7th language arts).
-Mary E. Moore – TeacherAnyone who teaches young people can really use this book!
-R. Canfield – Teacher/MomThese plays are hilarious and fun!
– M. N. Oliver – MomI heard it around the school for several weeks afterwards!
-sscragg – TeacherEven though Hamlet is a tragedy, for us it was more like a tragedy + comedy=tramedy!! Parents loved it. I will definitely do the play again with my new 3rd grade class next year.
-3rd grade TeacherI highly recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a fun and interactive way of learning or teaching Shakespeare! Love, love, loved it!
-Cora – TeacherKelso’s ability to mix the modern language with some of the original lines helps to create a play that is engaging to watch.
-Amy – TeacherI read “Julius Caesar” first with my 8 year-old son and he loved it. After all it had ghosts and sword swinging… so what’s not for a boy to love.
-Pam T – MomThe only difficulty I’m having with Brendan’s versions, is that the students can’t get enough and I am having difficulty getting them to do other things. It’s actually a problem that I wish upon all teachers.
-cnaken – TeacherStudents can perform the play in language familiar to them while incorporating Shakespeare’s most famous lines.
-dbklover – Homeschool Educator