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Students as Directors

Actively Engaging Students with Shakespeare



Putting students in charge.


This teaching technique puts students in the director's chair and offers an opportunity for all students to participate in interpreting Shakespeare's works.


"This lesson actively engages all students, especially those who are shy and less apt to read aloud," says teacher Erica Smith.  


Through close reading, performance, and directing techniques, students are encouraged to discover multiple meanings within a scene. To try it out, use the Lesson Plan in the related items link!

Secondary School Shakespeare Festival

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Lesson Plan
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