Teacher Review For Folger Shakespeare Library

Resources for teaching Shakespeare!

Megan W.
Classroom teacher
Detroit Public Schools
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My Grades 3, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
In the past I've taught 9th grade english and read Romeo and Juliet. This site has a plethora of resources that can help aid students in learning this play or other Shakespearean works. I plan on showing this site to the other english teachers in my building to help them gain new resources for teaching. We are always looking for new ways to engage the students and this site offers that. It covers just about every work of Shakespeare and has links for resources/lessons that you can use to help your students better understand the stories/plays and Shakespearean language.
My Take
In my opinion this is a great website for English teachers. It focuses solely on Shakespeare's work and offers a ton of resources and lessons for teachers. Instead of just reading and taking notes this site offers worksheets, charts, and outlines to help the student be better organized and allow for more creativity when teaching. These materials also allow students to be more engaged in their learning and will ultimately yield a better understanding of the material. Shakespearean language is very difficult and boring for student and this site can help bring more excitement. You are able to search the site based on a piece of literature and/or grade. It's very easy to navigate and is geared more for teacher use.