Memorizing Shakespeare

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An assignment for my 8th grade son's Shakespeare class is to memorize a passage (any speech) from Romeo and Juliet.Son has put this off until the day before.I have not required that my sons memorize poetry or prose since elementary school.Son is arguing with me about memorization technique. I say he's a visual text learner, but I still recommended that he say it out loud. He refuses. . . .

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