Text Set: AMERICAN MOOR Talks Back to OTHELLO
What happens when a Black American actor gives the word “Moor” a whole new set of meanings?
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.
Creating a Promptbook: “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros
Although short, “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros is a complex story just begging for students to bring it to life. Get students reading closely and making meaningful annotations as they create a promptbook of this emotional narrative.
Paired Texts: Ma Rainey from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Beatrice of Much Ado About Nothing
What new understandings about race, gender (and so much more) will be unearthed when students pair soliloquies from Beatrice and Ma Rainey?