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Family Advent Calendar : King Lear Cold Reading

I’m so excited for this Sunday’s entry in our 2016 Family Advent Calendar! As you may know, Shakespeare has often been a part of our Advent festivities. My favourite Shakespeare-related advent activity so far is when we read and illustrated As You Like It. Today, we’re doing a King Lear Cold Reading.  That’s right, we’re going to […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Five

Today, the kids illustrate the fifth and final instalment of our March breACK! 2014 masterpiece, our transformation of Shakespeare’s Pericles. Today, the kids will not only illustrate scenes from our Play of Bearicles, they will also design a book cover or a poster advertising the production of our play. Summary, The Play of Bearicles, Prince […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Four

Summary, The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre Act IVThe Ghost of the Turtle-Poet Gower once again rises from the sea, informing us that fourteen years have passed since we saw our Bearicles or his wee cub Marina: On Tarsus, Marina has been raised in high style by Cleon and Dionyza. She’s the talk of […]

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March breACK! 2014: Shipwreck Cookies

There are a slew of shipwrecks in the play we’re reading this week. So, I made some special “Shipwreck Cookies” for the kids. “Shipwreck Cookies?” This is really just a catch-all phrase for a basic drop cookie with lots of left-overs from the sweets section of the cupboard. Although, there’s a bit more emphasis on […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Three

We’re almost half-way through March breACK! 2014!  Today, the kids will continue to illustrate our Shakespeare’s Pericles, transformed: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre Summary: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre, Act III Gower, the Turtle-Ghost, rises from the sea once more to catalogue the further trials and tribulations of Bearicles:  Several months […]

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March BreACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act Two

Today, I’ll encourage the kids to use a bit more colour in their illustrations of our Shakepeare work, transformed, The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre. Summary: The Play of Bearicles, Prince of Tyre, Act II The ghost of the Turtle-Poet, Gower, lets us know that there are more adventures in store for our hero […]

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March breACK! 2014: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Bearicles, Act One

Welcome to MARCH breACK! 2014! Each weekday in March BreACK!, the kids will read a segment of a book I have written and illustrate it! Today, we’re reading the first act of our Shakespeare play, transformed:  Bearicles, Prince of Tyre.   I’ll encourage the kids to use simple black ink pens on paper today. The […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 15: Read & Illustrate As You Like It, Act III

  “O, wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful! and yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping.” – Ceilia Today, we read and illustrate Act Three of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. I can’t wait to see what the kids produce this week!Need some alternative suggestions for the little ones again? Think of […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 8: Illustrate As You Like It, Act II

“Under the greenwood tree Who loves to lie with me, And tune his merry note Unto the sweet bird’s throat — Come hither, come hither, come hither!” Today, we’re reading and illustrating Act Two of As You Like It!   This Act contains some of the most scintillating speeches in all of Shakespeare, so get […]

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Family Advent Calendar, Day 1: Illustrate-Your-Own Books, Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Act I [with some alternate options for the little ones]

“Blow, blow, thou winter wind….” Last year’s Winter’s Tale Illustrate-Your-Own Book Project was so successful that we thought we should illustrate books during Advent once again, this time, with Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Illustrate-Your-Own Books? How does it work? Each Sunday in Advent, we will read one or two acts from Shakespeare’s As You Like […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 16, Read & Illustrate The Winter’s Tale, Act IV

We’ve turned the corner from tragedy to comedy! It’s time to illustrate the romantic scenes from Shakespeare’s play! I really hope the kids enjoy today’s installment of The Winter’s Tale. I’m quite looking forward to the kids’ illustrations of “TIME” and of our young lovers. [And, Act Four Scene Four is the second longest single […]

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