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Shakespeare and Literacy in the Year 8 Classroom

Students in Year 8 have been using the Writer’s Toolbox Sentence Train game to develop their skills in sentence structure and written expression. Through modelled instruction, students have been able to explore the different ways grammar, punctuation and syntax create clear and focused ideas in their writing.

Many thanks to Literacy Coordinator, Mr Robert Tall, for providing us with these interactive activities. 

In combination with these literacy activities, my Year 8 students have been learning about Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, King Lear. In supporting student understanding through drama, students have created tableaus of the play’s famous opening scene, where King Lear divides his kingdom amongst his three daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. 


Ms Emma Halpin

English and History teacher