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Shakespeare and Hip-Hop?

What does hip-hop have to do with learning Shakespeare? Check out this article, written by Holly Korbey for KQED’s Mind/Shift and featuring our very own Director of Education, Dr. Peggy O’Brien. Here’s a short excerpt: Peggy O’Brien,...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 14 Sep 2016

Five Strategies for Teaching Shakespeare to Students with Learning Differences

Act 1 Scene 2 from “Twelfth Night”. (Photo: Folger Education)I work at a college preparatory school for students with language based learning differences, and I teach a yearlong course on the works of Shakespeare. My students’ learning...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 7 Sep 2016

Shakespeare in the First Week of School—Yes!

  (Image: Lloyd Wolf)Shakespeare’s language is so rich and rewarding that many of our teaching colleagues choose to start the year with it. Are you looking for some literacy-boosting, joy-inspiring activities for the first days of school? Or...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 18 Aug 2016

Shakespeare for All?

This year, I joined the Folger-DCPS professional learning cohort, a group of DC Public Schools teachers working in 9th grade ELA and Special Education classrooms—all implementing the new unit on Romeo and Juliet developed by the Folger Shakespeare...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 4 May 2016

What My ELLs—and Their Non-ELL Classmates—Taught Me about Teaching Shakespeare

(Image: Jessica Cakrasenjaya)Having a high proportion of ELLs in my high school English classroom, I saw that there was no quick fix targeting both language acquisition and literary reading…but I knew that our big textbook was not my answer. I...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 24 Feb 2016

Hamlet on Wheels: Teaching Shakespeare in a Special Education Classroom, Part

(Image: Kathy Leonard)As promised, I’m back with the follow-up post on Hamlet on Wheels. This time, I’m sharing some practical suggestions that are essential for my special education classroom—and often beneficial for all learners.  ...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 18 Feb 2016

Hamlet on Wheels: Teaching Shakespeare in a Special Education Classroom, Part 1

Wheels? Yes, wheels. All of my students are physically disabled, and many are diagnosed with intellectual disabilities as well.  Able-bodied students can get up on their feet to perform. My students can’t get on their feet, but that doesn’t...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 28 Jan 2016

Shakespeare for Everyone

(Folger Shakespeare Library)Shakespeare can be an effective tool for teaching children of all learning levels and backgrounds how to interact with others and explore meaningful topics that mirror everyday life. Who else besides the Bard himself wrote...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 12 Jan 2016


By Jennie K. Brown   Jennie K Brown’s class reads Shakespeare. (Image: Jennie K. Brown) After my summer experience at the Folger Shakespeare Library, I decided that I was going to get my students up and moving around my classroom in some...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 1 Sep 2015

TBT: Great Teaching Idea for Romeo and Juliet

We revisit Julia Perlowski’s active lesson surrounding Romeo and Juliet‘s Prologue from 2014.   By Julia Perlowski  William Fox presents Theda Bara in William Shakespeare’s masterpiece Romeo and Juliet, 1916. Folger Shakespeare...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 27 Aug 2015


By Shauna Rynn Waters   I came back from the Folger Summer Academy full of fire and ideas.  It was like a tent revival for English teachers, I guess, or an encounter with what Prometheus stole from the Olympian hearth. I felt real enthusiasm...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 11 Aug 2015

Why We Shouldn’t Study Shakespeare

By Mari O’Meara   Like most teachers, when a Shakespearean unit is announced, I am greeted by many loud groans and a few students voicing the usual (whiny) complaints- “It’s so boring!” “I don’t understand...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 6 Aug 2015

What Do Old Books and Shakespeare Have to Do with DC Teens?

By Folger Education   According to students at Phelps Architecture, Construction, and Engineering High School, a lot. When Ashley Bessicks’ students finished their Hamlet unit, her 10th grade students at Phelps ACE High School, a DC public...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 16 Jun 2015

Inside the Classroom: How Did the Shakespeare Unit Kickoff Go?

By Gina Voskov Julia Marlowe playbill for Columbia Theatre, Brooklyn, March 27, 1893. (Folger Collection)   NYC teacher and Folger National Teacher Corps member Gina Voskov is back with the third installment in her series “Inside the Classroom,”...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 19 Mar 2015

Inside the Classroom: Do Modern “Translations” of Shakespeare Have a Place in the Classroom?

By Gina Voskov Act 1 Scene 2 from “Twelfth Night”. (Photo: Folger Education) NYC teacher and Folger National Teacher Corps member Gina Voskov is back with the second installment in her series “Inside the Classroom,” which takes us into...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 17 Mar 2015

The Folios Are Coming! The Folios Are Coming!

By Michael LoMonico The First Folio (Photo: Luna) One week ago, we announced the selected cities for the Traveling Tour of First Folios, and it was immediately posted on Facebook. Within a few days, there were nearly 200 comments. We were amazed at the...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 5 Mar 2015

Inside the Classroom: Students Share How They Really Feel about Starting a Shakespeare Unit

In this special series we’re calling “Inside the Classroom,” we’ll follow middle school teacher Gina Voskov and her students as they embark on a Twelfth Night unit. Today, it’s all about pre-reading—check back for notes from the group throughout...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 12 Feb 2015

More Great Ways to Start a Shakespeare Unit

By Folger Education Thanks, teaching colleagues, for sharing your responses to our last post! From technology to performance, here are some of YOUR suggestions for getting started with Shakespeare. Enjoy! Last year the following worked beautifully to...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 5 Feb 2015

5 Great Ways to Start a Shakespeare Unit

by Corinne Viglietta Students working with Shakespeare’s text. (Photo credit: Lloyd Wolf)   New semester, new plays! A lot of teachers are kicking off, or getting ready to kick off, a Shakespeare unit, so we thought we’d talk about what to...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 3 Feb 2015

What Julius Caesar Taught Me

by Sam Sherman Folger High School Fellow, Class of 2014 Folger High School Fellows, Class of 2014 I don’t think I just speak for myself when I say that Shakespeare makes all the more sense when it is performed as opposed to it being examined from text....
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 2 Dec 2014

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