Pre-reading: Tossing Words from Romeo and Juliet
Forget a slide deck on Shakespeare’s life and times. Start Romeo and Juliet with the words in your students’ mouths– actively and joyfully!
Whether you’re new to the Folger Method or a long-time fan, these lessons are for you.
Looking for ways to help all students tackle complex texts with skill, confidence, and joy? Ready to try a lively, language-based approach with texts beyond Shakespeare? Searching for a core set of effective strategies that your students and you will use over and over again, all year long? Committed to amplifying the voice of every student?
Every lesson explains not just the how and the what but also the why–and provides questions to help you assess your students’ learning and your own teaching.
Effective pre-reading is really just reading… in bits!
Choral reading just might be the most powerful and versatile tool in your Folger toolbox.
Sneaky close reading at its best. Students won’t want to stop!
Help all students discover the broad sweep of literature and the power of words.
These lessons are designed with any text and every student in mind. Adapt them for whatever you’re teaching.
Let’s work together to use literature and language as tools for antiracism and social justice.