Kids can experience William Shakespeares England and get their first taste of the Bards sublime craft with this lively biography and activity book Staging swordplay, learning to juggle, and creating authentic costumes like a flamboyant shirt with slashed sleeves or a ladys lace trimmed glove bring the theater arts to life Making a quill pen and using it to write a story, binding a simple book by hand, creating a fragrant pomander ball and a dish of stewed apples show what daily life was like in Elizabethan times Inspired by scenes from Shakespeares plays, kids can invent new words, write songs, and devise scathing or comical insults just as he did Fascinating and accurate historical information and 21 fun activities open a dramatic new world of learning for children ages 8 and up....
|Title||:||Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times, 21 Activities (For Kids series)|
|Number of Pages||:||579 Pages|
|File Size||:||598 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times, 21 Activities (For Kids series) Reviews
Such a fun book for giving your kids a bit of basic info on Shakespeare. It's not overwhelming with constant ramblings that no one (truthfully) understands. There are activities, personal stories of his life, and several of his plays. I browsed several Shakespeare books before purchasing this one to teach my children with. I definitely recommend to others.
Great fun and a smart way to keep your kids and grandkids involved and growing intellectually and playfully!
I bought this book hoping to use it for upper grades/middle school aged kids in a homeschool setting. I found the book to be informative with regards to the biographical bits, but found little in the way of "lesson plans". The activities provided are simple (Create New Words…just what is sounds like. Use a pen and paper and invent some new words) and didn't provide the depth I was hoping for.
Brilliant! Brings Shakespeare to a level that kids can understand easily. An excellent purchase.
use this book in my class often!
It worked for my 5/6 grade classroom. I really enjoyed the activities it included.
I bought this book on the basis of the fine reviews. It is good, glossy, and an easy read. My disappointment is that I did not realize that this book is not geared to high school students. I had hoped to find activities that would spark my students, but --there is, for me, too big a stretch between text and activity. I can see the making a bird feeder and the references to birds in Shakespeare's works at an earlier level, but not for high school seniors. The book is, however, filled with historical references and good pictures.
I teach a drama class for 7th graders, and I really like what I've read so far in this book. Lots of interesting information, and I plan to do at least a couple of the activities with the students. Thanks!