Teacher Review For Folger Shakespeare Library

This is a strong source to refer to when teaching Shakespeare!

Todd P.
Classroom teacher
Cabell Midland High School
Ona, WV
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My Grades 9
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This website helps students get a rounded study of William Shakespeare and his works. It helps teachers not have to seek several outside sources and fuse them together because Folger's collectively assembles what's needed for a complete lesson plan. It could be difficult for some students to navigate but with teacher assistance could be a valuable source for both direct and independent instruction.
My Take
I use this at varying times during my Shakespeare unit when discussing Romeo and Juliet, sonnets, and Elizabethan England. The students have to motivated to discover answers, but with graphic organizers and teacher-designed webquests could be very effective.