The Key to Getting ALL Students Understanding and Interpreting Complex Texts
Watch live students tackle tough texts online and IRL. Learn how to get every single student not only understanding but also speaking back to a vast range of texts.
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Check back here soon for the big reveal: you’re all invited to upcoming Folger professional development for the 2021-22 school year! Thanks to all the inquisitive and insightful colleagues from all over the US and around the world who have made Folger summer professional development so meaningful. Lots more teacher programming is on the way!
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Trailblazing Women Poets You’re Probably Not Teaching–And Practical Strategies for Teaching Them Now
Susan Barber and Corinne Viglietta dive into poetry–poetry by Laurie Ann Guerrero, Mary Wroth, Lucille Clifton, and more trailblazing women poets. Spark the ears, eyes, and minds of your students. Learn how to design learning so that ALL students live inside the language of these extraordinary poems written by trailblazing women.
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Juicy Lesson! Creating a Promptbook for Poet X (or ANY novel!)
Are you thinking about teaching, Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo’s emotionally piercing story about an Afro-Latina heroine? Join FolgerED for the simple instructions you need to get students doing rigorous literary interpretation and evaluation–all without you!
Juicy Lesson! Choral Reading Dr. King’s I Have A Dream speech
Powerful speeches are meant to be spoken and heard. Muscular language is meant to be flexed. This lesson is all about helping students discover the power of Dr. King’s groundbreaking 1963 speech from Washington.
Juicy Lesson! Paired Texts: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing 2.1
Get students thinking deeply about control and power by pairing soliloquies in two plays: August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Walk through the what, how, and why of this paired text lesson with the teacher who created it: Amber Phelps, Baltimore City College (MD).
Juicy Lesson! Choral Reading Imtiaz Dharker’s “The Trick” and Shakespeare’s Sonnet 43
Zoom in on a Folger Teaching lesson plan that will amaze your students and you! Walk through the what, how, and why of this paired text lesson with the teachers who created it: Dr. Deborah Gascon, Dutch Fork (SC) High School, and Corinne Viglietta, Folger Education. Learn how to let these two poems talk to each other—and how to get your students talking back to both of them.