It’s amazing how many expressions Shakespeare gave us!
We use a LOT of words and phrases that originated with William Shakespeare. Afraid your students won’t be able to find ANY common ground with the Bard? Start here with this freebie of expressions collected by Sabrina Justison.
Once your homeschool high schoolers find a connection with Shakespeare, they can more easily learn and like his plays and poetry!
Did your teens know that William Shakespeare gave us phrases that we still use today? Here are a few:
- A fool’s paradise
- A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
- A sorry sight
- A tower of strength
- All of a sudden
- All one to me
- All that glitters is not gold
- All the world’s a stage
- All’s well that ends well
- As pure as the driven snow
- Cold-blooded (to refer to a person)
- Dash to pieces
- Discretion is the better part of valour
- Eaten out of house and home
- Elbow room
- Et tu, Brute
- Fair play
- For ever and a day
- Foregone conclusion
- Foul play
- Give the devil his due
- Good riddance
- High time
- I have not slept one wink
- I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
- In a pickle
- In my heart of hearts
- In stitches
- It’s Greek to me
- Live-long day
- Love is blind
- Make your hair stand on end
- Melted into thin air
- Method in his madness
- Milk of human kindness
- Mind’s eye
- soooo many more expressions the Bard gave us in this freebie! Download it today!
And for Charlotte Mason-type homeschoolers, we have a freebie download of Shakespeare copywork, courtesy of our friend, Kat Patrick of Dreaming Spires Home Learning. Check out this Homeschool Highschool Podcast interview with her discussion about teaching Shakespeare in a meaningful way and teaching Shakespeare in homeschool co-op. Also, for tips on how to include Shakespeare in your homeschool, check out this post.
Want someone else to teach your teen?
Register for Sabrina Justison’s SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE, Shakespeare for One High School Semester via Teachable – just $97 for this asynchronous class. Students work at their own pace, and parents grade the work using the answer key included in the study guide bundle (sold here separately for $15.99).
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