Surfing with the Bard Lesson Plans

from Shakespeare & Company Dropping-In
Submitted by:  Amy Ulen
Date:  August 1994

Objective:   To help students create an emotional response to the text.



Dropping-in a group consists of bringing the participants to a state of relaxation, having them close their eyes, and then the teacher reads the speech and asks students questions about the key words. The questions come from the story up to this point, the scene or situation, the character, and the actor or class. The students repeat the words from the speech, but they don't answer the questions. Closure consists of bringing the students out of the state of relaxation and discussing/writing about the activity.



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