Teaching Modules

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Explore this free selection of teaching modules, lessons that help every single student unlock a range of texts.

As you try these out in class, ask yourself:

  1. Are all students speaking the language of the text?
  2. Are all students collaborating and creating with one another and the text?
  3. Has the voice of every student been included, honored, and amplified?
  4. Have students bravely and respectfully confronted the tough issues (identity, difference, power) raised by the text?
  5. Did I, the teacher, get out of the way?

For even more classroom resources and professional development, become a Teacher Member today and gain exclusive access to Folger Teaching, our online universe just for teachers. 

For a $40 tax-deductible contribution to the nonprofit Folger Library, you'll enjoy all the benefits of Teacher Membership, including full access to everything on Folger Teaching. Your school may even cover the $40 donation. Use this template letter to help make the case to your administration. 

Interested in Folger Teaching but not yet ready to take the plunge? Try out the free lessons shared below.

 


A Sampling of Folger Lessons


 

Special Teaching Materials for Right Now

Play-Specific Teaching Modules

Hamlet

Julius Caesar

Macbeth

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Romeo and Juliet

Twelfth Night

Other Lesson Plans

Sonnets

Any Play

Other Texts

The Folger Method gets all students unlocking all kinds of texts, not just Shakespeare. 

Become a Teacher Member and get access to Folger Teaching, the online home for Teacher Members of the Folger Shakespeare Library.