Shakespeare Is Coming To The 2nd Grade!
Bringing Shakespeare To Life
“Un-locking Shakespeare: Giving children the keys to instill a lifelong appreciation and understanding of the Bard” is an in-school program for elementary, middle and high school students which enhances the current English/Language Arts curriculum. The program will focus on increasing language skills, comprehending key details in a text, improving the expression of ideas through drama, writing and reading, developing imagination and relating key themes in Shakespeare’s work to their own lives. The elementary program will bring a Shakespeare’s Associates Teaching Artist to a classroom to introduce the students to William Shakespeare and his history, teach scene comprehension, language study and active theme exploration. The program was created to align with Common Core Literacy standards.
Shakespeare’s Associates is currently developing curriculum and working with Joe Michell Elementary and Livermore High School and will pilot the program in select Second Grade, Middle and High School classrooms in the Winter/Spring 2015.