Teacher Review For Folger Shakespeare Library

Lots of helpful resources and lessons for making Shakespeare come alive for students!

Nanci M.
District Technology and Learning Coach
Cherry Creek School District, Aurora, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Folger Shakespeare Library is always one of my first stops when working on new lessons for Shakespeare, or even plays in general .The resources on this site are fantastic and easy to use or adapt. I've used several of the suggested lessons, and used many of the resources to help my students build their background knowledge. Many of the lessons and resources are good for helping students find ways to connect to the story and the characters, which can often be difficult when they don't understand the language.
My Take
As a tool for supporting students in their learning and understanding of Shakespeare and drama, it's wonderful! It has a few links to interactive activities, but I always used what was here to build my own activities.