Macbeth in the Resource Room: Students with Learning Disabilities Study Shakespeare

  title={Macbeth in the Resource Room: Students with Learning Disabilities Study Shakespeare},
  author={Sue Thorson},
  journal={Journal of Learning Disabilities},
  pages={575 - 581}
  • S. Thorson
  • Published 1 November 1995
  • Education
  • Journal of Learning Disabilities
A teacher describes a secondary English unit on Shakespeare implemented in a manner designed to take advantage of the learning differences of resource room students. After developing and investigating questions relating to Macbeth, students then read and enjoyed the drama. As a result of acquiring an understanding of Shakespeare exceeding that of students in general classes, self-esteem and academic motivation increased. Finally, connections to practice and behavioral, constructivist, feminist… 
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