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McDade teacher studies Shakespeare with distinguished scholars

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In June, a McDade teacher was selected to attend a prestigious professional development institute in Houston sponsored by Humanities Texas in partnership with Rice University. John Pedersen, who teaches English language arts at McDade High School, participated in “Teaching Shakespeare,” which took place from June 17 through 20 on the Rice campus. The institute covered topics including Shakespeare’s world, works and the sources he drew upon in his writing; approaches to teaching the major tragedies, comedies and sonnets; and intersections between Shakespeare and Latinx drama. The institute also included presentations on developing engaging writing assignments that emerge from the study of Shakespeare’s ...

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