It can be difficult to teach the works of William Shakespeare, asserts Sarah Swann, an English teacher at Penistone Grammar School in the United Kingdom. In this blog post, Swann recommends teachers use Shakespearean insults as a starting point for lessons on the playwright's work. She suggests a scavenger hunt -- allowing students to discover insults in the classroom -- an acting lesson and other methods. Then, students should put the insults into context and read more of the material, she writes.
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