ENG 535: Shakespeare and the Common Core
How to use Shakespeare to address the Common Core Standards?¬†That is the question ‚Ä¶ In this Summer II online Graduate Education course, we engage in a close reading of six Shakespeare plays, and we build on that foundation to explore techniques for teaching Shakespeare in high school.¬† Through forum discussion and writing assignments, students in this class study Shakespeare intensively; they also design assignments that explicitly address the new core standards for reading literature.*¬† At the end of this course they will have new strategies and activities to use in their own classrooms.
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*¬† Shakespeare is mentioned in several of the Common Core ELA Standards, including CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.4 and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.7, and CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9.