Students Honor Shakespeare; Share Own Creative Poems


Sixth-grade students in Ms. Nicole Litterello’s class at Elwood Middle School recently completed a five-day unit of study on William Shakespeare and his famous poem, “Song of the Witches.” As part of their lesson, students read a biography of William Shakespeare, discussed the vocabulary used in “Song of the Witches,” and watched a scene from Macbeth which shows the witches reciting the poem.
To culminate their study, Ms. Litterello’s students created their own poems, inspired by Shakespeare’s piece. They then published their literary works and invited parents and district administrators to attend a choral reading. During the reading, students recited their creative poems for all in attendance.
According to Ms. Litterello, “The choral reading was a great way for the students to practice reading fluently and to show them that the hard work they did is meaningful. It was a positive, rewarding experience for all.”