English Language Learners/English as a Second Language students (ELL/ESL) come to reading Shakespeare from diverse backgrounds, with different experiences, prior knowledge, and varying styles of learning. In addition, students in any given classroom will be at different points in their English language acquisition. Because of these considerations, teaching Shakespeare to ELL/ESL students requires a specific arsenal of strategies for reading and for dramatic performance.
For ideas to use in your classroom, check out our lesson plans for ELL/ESL students. These lessons incorporate performance-based teaching methodologies that can be highly effective with students of every ability, at every grade level. Although written with ELL/ESL students in mind, these lessons will be valuable and fun additions to any language curriculum.
ELL/ESL Lesson Plans
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