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Shakespeare Comes Alive: Apps to Create Performance - AP Lit Help

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Think back to your experiences learning Shakespeare when you were in high school. Rather than simply reading the play, the teacher probably told you that you would be performing it in class. While this sounds like it might be fun, it probably devolved into a few apathetic students standing at the front of the room reading in monotone voices.

Students learn Shakespeare when they perform Shakespeare. They understand his words when they can truly interact with them. Unfortunately, most of our students aren’t actors, and they really aren’t comfortable performing in front of their classmates. How can we get our students to engage with Hamlet & Macbeth in ways that won’t bore or embarrass them?

There are some amazing tools available for iOS devices that will allow your students to create projects that force them to connect with the text in fun and exciting ways.

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Very good post... not only for those who want to get The Bard into our students' heads, but also for those who merely want to get their students into reading and acting!!

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Welcome to Lit2Go ETC

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"Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom."

Mostly American out-of-copyright classics aimed at native-speakers, but well put together for teachers (transcript, reading level, word count) so usable for intermediate-plus teen or adult learners.


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Shakespeare Unlocked - BBC - Arts

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Shakespeare Unlocked is a season exploring how one man captured so much about what it means to be human.The BBC has teamed up with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the British Museum and the World Shakespeare Festival to celebrate Shakespeare's life...
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Shakespeare

Shakespeare™ is a free app with the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and a searchable concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your search term).

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Novels: On Location

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A Google-Maps/Amazon mash-up for finding books in the precise location where their stories take place. Search the map and find out.

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60second Recap® Video Notes. Everything you need to wow your English teacher!

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Video summary notes for many classics. 60-second caps that summarize the essence of books. All videos introduce jenny, who also talks about key elements in literature as well as relevant aspects in the reading process.

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