My students need the graphic novel, Macbeth, as a different look at classic literature. I use them after we have read and listened to the play to provide another aspect of how Shakespeare can still be relevant.
My students are hard workers who benefit from seeing different aspects of literature. They are currently reading Macbeth and enjoying it greatly. They are always looking for ways to enhance their learning in the traditional and other ways.
The students at this school divide their time between a traditional curriculum interlaced with environmental themes.
They have spent years becoming well rounded individuals. Many of these students have been in this program since early elementary school and that's what makes them truly special.
As part of our 12th grade English curriculum my students are reading Macbeth. Along with this reading we are also learning about the life and times of William Shakespeare. One of the difficulties of teaching Shakespeare is fitting it into a modern lens. My students are visual learners as well as the more traditional readers of literature.
Graphic novels allow these students to see, as well as hear and read a play.
These novels show and reinforce the connections with Shakespeare and the modern world. To understand Shakespeare as well as any other playwright a student needs to experience the feelings of the writer.
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