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Ken Ludwig

Broadway Books

Paperback, 368 pages

A foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare

To know some Shakespeare provides a head start in life. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. Many of the best novels, plays, poems, and films in the English language produced since Shakespeare’s death in 1616—from Pride and Prejudice to The Godfather—are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s stories, characters, language, and themes. In How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig provides the tools you need to inspire an understanding, and a love, of Shakespeare’s works in your children, and to have fun together along the way.

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare is a guide and not a step-by-step curriculum. A great resource for literature study, the book covers twenty-five passages of Shakespeare. The learning/memorizing starts with a single line and moves on to complete speeches. And while memorization is key to the teaching concept of the book, it reaches in further to teach the language, vocabulary, metaphors, plots, and so forth, of Shakespeare’s writing. Similar to learning a foreign language, Ken Ludwig’s method incorporates reading, hearing, and speaking Shakespeare.

Having no previous Shakespeare familiarity,  I found this book interesting. I would have appreciated it during our homeschool years and will be using it in a few years from now with my grandson. “No” on intimidation. “Yes” on  fun.

Make use of the free printable QUOTATION PAGES to memorize & AUDIO CLIPS of each passage. link below

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

The Blogging for Books program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. 

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I posted this last year and wanted to re-post it again at the beginning of this school year. These are five things that I consider beneficial when home schooling.

Have a great year!

 

A SCHEDULE THAT WORKS

Have a routine.  It’s part of neatness and order…..part of God’s character.  Each child can have a variation of the schedule that works for them.
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SAY “NO” TO CO-OPS

It’s not home schooling.  In a co-op, you are not in control of your time or what is being taught.  You shouldn’t be responsible to teach someone else’s children.  This is re-creating a school situation.  Co-op aside, it’s good to socialize with other home school families and do educational things with others outside the home.
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UN CLUTTER YOUR CURRICULUM AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Just because it was free, doesn’t mean you need it.  Give your children a manageable amount of supplies and effective and reasonable amount of work.  Remember: Quality not quantity.  Less is more.
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TEACH SELF-DIRECTED LEARNERS & WISE TIME MANAGERS

Be consistent.  Be persistent.  Have them read the instructions or the text themselves.
I recommend using a check-list or a planner.  If your school day gets interrupted, instruct them “how” to get back on track.
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BREAK FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SCOPE AND SEQUENCE

We are home schooling because we know best how to educate our children.  We choose the curriculum  and teach according to each individual student.  Keep in mind each child is different. We don’t need to be looking to the public school system  to assess how or what our children are learning.  Instead, follow a “Christian Home School Scope and Sequence”.

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