Classroom Notes Plus, Volume 27, Number 3, January 2010
Strategies in this issue help students deepen skills of observation and writing, organize ideas for research essays, explore Hamlet, and read Shakespeare more actively through annotation.
Fostering Observation through a Photo Essay Project
Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher
Students deepen their skills of observation and writing as they respond to images and research a topic to create a photo essay.
Stealth Outlining: Using Visual Displays to Outline A Research Essay
Helen Collins Sitler and Jennifer Brocious
Creating a visual display of their research discoveries helps students rethink the way they organize material and develop their own voices.
Character Connections: A Multigenre Approach to Studying Shakespeare
Jessica Singer Early
Students explore characters and create portfolios of writings and reflections in these multigenre exercises based on Hamlet.
Handout: Multigenre Character Study Portfolio Requirements
This handout accompanies the "Character Connections: A Multigenre Approach to Studying Shakespeare" by Jessica Singer Early
How to Teach Annotation in the Shakespeare Classroom
Mary Ellen Dakin
A survey, an annotation bookmark, and sharing sessions all contribute to a deeper understanding of Shakespeare's text in this excerpt from Reading Shakespeare with Young Adults (NCTE, 2009).
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