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Shakespeare to Malcolm X: Helping ALL Students Grapple with Race and Complex Texts

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Resource Type Presentation
Attributes English-Language Learners (ELL), Gifted and Talented, Students with Disabilities

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Join Dr. Peggy O'Brian, Corinne Viglietta and Maryam Towell, all of Folger Shakespeare Library and Share My Lesson for an approach to teaching literary and informational texts that thousands of educators have called “transformative” and “life-changing.”

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Now Available on Demand

Light up your classroom, online and in real life. Learn how to set up a zone of student-centered, language-focused discovery. Let your students amaze you with their ability to make meaning from texts, all on their own. Experience firsthand a subversive, equitable way of getting students inside the language of complex texts. A way that works to engage and excite EVERY learner. A method beloved by teachers and students everywhere.

Work through the same strategically scaffolded sequence of activities that you will do with your students, whether you’re online, in person, or hybrid. Engage with an intentionally created text set including such writers as Amanda Gorman, Yaa Gyasi, Julia Alvarez, Kazim Ali, Malcolm X, William Shakespeare, Jason Reynolds, Mary Shelley, and Suji Kwok Kim. Walk away with techniques you can use tomorrow and every day to help ALL students read with skill and confidence.

Join the Folger community of brilliant, curious, caring, and committed teachers, and gain colleagues, ideas, and resources that will inspire you for the rest of your teaching life. We can’t wait to work with you.


Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements. Step 1: Upon completion of the Share My Lesson webinar, download your PD certificate of completion. Step 2: Complete CTLE certificate. Step 3: Send both your CTLE certificate AND Share My Lesson PD certificate of completion to [email protected].



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