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Teaching Romeo and Juliet: A Differentiated Approach (On Demand)

Non-Member Price: $99.00

NCTE Member Price: $49.00

Presenter(s): Lyn Hawks

This Web seminar recording includes all audio, video, chat discussion, and actions from the Live presentation.

Access to the recording is available in your Digital Locker after purchase.

Level(s): Secondary, Middle


What's different about differentiation? Why differentiate instruction for a Shakespeare play? Differentiated instruction promotes success for all students while building classroom community, and these strategies bring the best of educational practices to the study of 400 year-old language. By addressing students' readiness levels, interests, and learning styles, a teacher can make Shakespearean text come alive. In this Web seminar, Lyn will review strategies for differentiation and share assignments from the book Teaching Romeo and Juliet: A Differentiated Approach, including

  • Pre, mid-, and post-testing
  • Compacting and independent study for gifted students
  • Tiered close reading assignments
  • Mixed-readiness assignments and skill strand activities
  • Strategies for Socratic discussion

Lyn Fairchild Hawks holds a BA in English and an MA in Education from Stanford University. She has taught English in public and independent schools for 15 years, has been an instructor in the Duke TIP e-Studies program, and has served as a gifted resource teacher and curriculum consultant. As Duke TIP's Coordinator of Independent Learning, she supervises and edits curriculum in development. She is the author of the The Writer's Journey, Volume 1, co-author of The Writer's Journey, Volume 2, and author of the 4th/5th Grade Talent Search Online Opportunity, Story Writing: Spin Me a Yarn. Lyn is co-author of The Compassionate Classroom: Lessons that Nurture Wisdom and Empathy and Teaching Romeo and Juliet: A Differentiated Approach. Her lessons are featured in Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 9-12. She is also the author of Teaching Julius Caesar: A Differentiated Approach. She writes fiction and maintains a blog with writing prompts for teachers called A Writer's Journey.

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