Originally Posted by Forenci
I don't know if this is true, and this may be more of a Brent geared question, but is it true that Shakespeare isn't really a required reading as part of the core curriculum anymore? My professor says it hasn't been for quite a while and that, in fact, a lot of the classics that most of us read are no longer required but are put on their because of the teachers preference. Maybe it varies from state to state but I'm just curious.
depends on the state and grade level.
technically, I am teaching a skill, not a text; so, instead of Romeo and Juliet, maybe I want to use another play. The idea being that the student can read dramatic texts and, as an example, understand the effect on stage direction with regards to the playwrights' message.