Take a famous speech (or phrase) from a Shakespeare play.
(This may hurt...) Remove all punctuation, all capital letters, all line spacing and print it out.
Hand the speech out so each child gets a copy.
In a circle start reading the speech out – one person starts.
As soon as someone doesn’t understand what’s being said, they knock on the table.
The point of understanding is discussed, we go back to the beginning of the speech again, and a new person starts to read.
The process continues until we all feel we know what’s being said!