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Teaching Shakespeare in the Classroom

Looking to explore Shakespeare in your classroom? If you’re on the hunt for resources to bring the legacy of one of the greatest writers in history to life with your class, we’ve some fantastic resources for you to use, so make sure you stay put!

“Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble”

Many of Shakespeare’s lines are very famous – including this one – do you know what play it comes from? That’s right, it’s from Macbeth, which was written in 1606. But what about all his other plays and how he even came to be a playwright?

With Shakespeare comes a huge wealth of history, and we know that there’s quite a lot for your students to know about. That’s why we have our fantastic To Edit or Not to Edit Learn Screens in our English/Literacy module to help you out with teaching Shakespeare…

How the To Edit or Not to Edit Learn Screens help…

  • Fun Introduction to Shakespeare: the Learn Screens are a great way to introduce Shakespeare to your class in an engaging, enjoyable way with interactive, colourful and fun graphics.
  • Learn Important English/Literacy Concepts: they not only help you with learning about one of history’s greatest writers but they also teach students important English/Literacy concepts as well.
  • Developed with Our Education Team: aligned to core curriculum objectives, all the Learn Screens are produced with our Education Team – which makes the resources brilliant to use.

Where to find the To Edit or Not to Edit Learn Screens…

The Learn Screens can be found by going to the English/Literacy module and finding the right year group, or by searching for them on EducationCity. Here’s all the info you need to find them…

To Edit or Not to Edit 1 – How to evaluate and edit a piece of text by changing the word order within a sentence.

  • England: Years 3 & 4
  • English ResourcesScotland: First ** & First ***
  • Wales: Years 3 & 4
  • N. Ireland: P5

To Edit or Not to Edit 2 – How to evaluate and edit a piece of text by illustrating how to accurately use pronouns within a sentence.

  • England: Years 3 & 4
  • Scotland: First ** & First ***
  • Wales: Years 3 & 4
  • N. Ireland: P5

To Edit or Not to Edit 3 – How to evaluate and edit a piece by changing a text from present to past tense.

  • England: Years 3 & 4
  • Scotland: First ** & First ***
  • Wales: Years 3 & 4
  • N. Ireland: P5

To Edit or Not to Edit 4 – Evaluate and edit a piece of text by changing the tense from first person to third person.

  • England: Years 3 & 4
  • Scotland: First ** & First ***
  • Wales: Years 3 & 4
  • N. Ireland: P5

Try out these fantastic Learn Screens and see how you can use them to bring Shakespeare to life in your classroom, just log in or take a free trial if your school doesn’t subscribe to EducationCity.