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The Folger Method

Principles and Practices for Teaching Shakespeare and Other Complex Texts


The Folger Method unleashes the potential of every student to connect directly with complex texts and to understand and make their own real insights into literature.


Through this highly effective set of principles and classroom strategies for helping all students grapple with complex texts, the Folger is revolutionizing how not just Shakespeare but literature is taught.


The Folger Method is an engine for educational equity that enables all students to own—and enjoy—the process of reading closely, interrogating texts, collaborating with peers, and creating meaning.


Over and over again, teachers call this way of teaching and learning “transformative.”

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