By Rachel Jean-Marie BEFORE YOU WATCH In this video, you will see a demonstration that provides ideas on how to engage students in a close reading of the text by exploring Shakespeare’s use of language in a specific scene in Twelfth Night using hypertext annotations. Obviously, it’s good if students have had lessons/practice… Continue Reading »
By Matt Seymour BEFORE YOU WATCH This video gives a full activity plan that teachers can use to help students learn multiple skills at once. They learn vocabulary, how to use Google Docs, and how to access and search the Folger Digital Texts. An added bonus is that it unites the class on… Continue Reading »
By Corinne Viglietta Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day, everyone! We’re taking a little break from our Teaching Twelfth Night with Technology series to celebrate the power of verse with you. If you’d like some ideas for engaging students and colleagues in this national poetry fest, or if your pocket is without a poem (gasp!),… Continue Reading »
By Gillian Drutchas ***We’re thrilled to bring you another series of teacher-created videos from the Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2014. Last month, teachers shared ideas for a Romeo and Juliet unit. This time around, we invite you to watch—and read—their strategies for teaching Twelfth Night with digital technology. Up first: Michigan teacher Gillian Drutchas…*** BEFORE… Continue Reading »
By Folger Education Happy 451st, Will! Today is when people all over the world traditionally celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, and we’re thrilled to bring you even more ideas for marking this occasion. Thanks to all the teachers, students, librarians, and theater practitioners who shared their fabulous birthday plans. Here’s how the Folger celebrated on… Continue Reading »
By Folger Education Thanks to everyone who celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday with us on Sunday. Check back here on Thursday for a full report—and more birthday ideas from our teaching colleagues! In the meantime, enjoy these photos from Sunday’s celebration.