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All Roads Lead to Shakespeare

Shakespeare has been a source of creative inspiration for many aspiring writers, who may only hope to achieve a fraction of the timeless appeal that his works have consistently held from the Elizabethan age to the present.¬† My most recent post for Blogging Shakespeare focused on how Shakespeare’s writing influenced that of J.R.R. Tolkien, a […]

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Tolkien and Shakespeare: An Unexpected Discovery

I recently transitioned¬†my voracious readers, in my elementary ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom, from a steady diet of Shakespeare to a more balanced literacy model incorporating other gifted writers, such as J.R.R. Tolkien.¬† While varying their literary choices has allowed me to introduce them to such great Tolkien works as The Hobbit and […]

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