Romeo and Juliet for Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun!)
Paperback – September 1, 1998
by Lois Burdett (Author)
"Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up.
Romeo and Juliet for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.
Written in rhyming couplets and suitable for staging in the classroom, this guide to "Romeo and Juliet" makes learning Shakespeare fun for youngsters.
From School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-Once again, Burdett has produced a jaunty version of a Shakespeare work that grew from an intensive project with her elementary school students. The central text, composed of labored, uneven couplets, is the least appealing part of the book. Naive drawings, done by the students, are colored with clear, bright markers. Lively written additions from the second and third graders, such as Juliet's diary entries or reports from Verona citizens in response to the feud, show how well immersion in the play can lead to a good understanding by younger children. While readers elsewhere might enjoy a look at their contemporaries' drawings, it seems unlikely that they would derive even a fraction of the understanding of the play and its importance that Burdett's students got from the project. It wouldn't hurt, though, for teachers seeking inspiration to take a look at what can be achieved with enthusiasm and a strong belief in your source.-Sally Margolis, Barton Public Library, VT
Copyright 1998 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Age Range: 7 - 10 years
Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
Series: Shakespeare Can Be Fun!
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Firefly Books; 41914th edition (September 1, 1998)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
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