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Each year, more than two million teachers and students engage in our in-person workshops, lesson plans, online classes, and the best-selling Folger Editions of Shakespeare’s plays. For four decades, our programs and resources have supported teachers in all kinds of schools and students of all abilities, both locally and nationally.

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Teaching with the Folger Method

The Folger Method is a way of teaching complex texts that enables all students to own—and enjoy—the process of reading closely, interrogating texts, discovering language with peers, and contributing to the ongoing human conversation about words and ideas. It is a radical engine for equity that teachers consistently call “transformative.”

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Teachers do the most important work on Earth. Come, explore the myriad of resources and programming we have created and curated for you and your students. Get ready to set your students on fire with excitement about literature. Yes, Shakespeare, and oh, so much more!

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