Romeo and Juliet Teacher Resources
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What a Character! Comparing Literary Adaptations
What do Robert Downey Jr., Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Fritz Weaver, Roger Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Daffy Duck have in common? Why, it’s elementary, my dear Watson! They all have portrayed Sherlock Holmes. Literary detectives launch an investigation of how varying portrayals of a character influence a drama.
9th - 12th Language Arts 50 Views 70 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Romeo Meets Juliet
As your class reads Romeo and Juliet, slow them down for Act 2 Scene 2. Have them read the excerpt (provided here) and answer the questions that follow. Readers study the language, the structure of their speech, and dramatic irony. A great resource!
8th - 9th Language Arts 21 Views 46 Downloads
Romeo and Juliet - Act III
Need a guide to focus readers’ attention as they study Romeo and Juliet? The questions for Act III ask responders to analyze characters’ motives, interpret levels of meaning, and identify ironies in the events. The guide could be used as homework, for group work, or for whole class discussion.
9th - 10th Language Arts 21 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Romeo & Juliet - Act 2 Study Guide
Your passion for Act II of Romeo and Juliet will lend (your readers) power, and time means, to meet your expectations for an extreme worksheet. Although designed for an honors class, the questions could be used to focus readers’ attention on key events and lines or be assigned to groups that would make short work of the assignment.
9th - 10th Language Arts 34 Views 50 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Romeo and Juliet-Act 2
Encourage your readers to use textual evidence to answer the 39 questions in this eight-page packet. All six scenes are included from Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet. Give this resource to your class to help guide them through reading the section independently.
8th - 9th Language Arts 38 Views 77 Downloads
Find the Main Idea in Romeo and Juliet
Finding the main idea in a text can be rather difficult! Work with your class and develop this skill. This resource contains an excerpt from Act II, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet, and the reader must identify the main idea of Juliet's speech.
8th - 9th Language Arts 51 Views 173 Downloads
New Review Romeo and Juliet Project
True, I talk of projects, projects which are the children of engaged brains, begot of fantasy, full of substance, wonder, and imagination. Conclude a study of Romeo and Juliet with projects 'twill serve to synthesize and demonstrate understanding of the major themes of Shakespeare's famous tragedy.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Romeo and Juliet: To Tell, or Not to Tell
Should Romeo and Juliet have revealed their engagement to their parents? After reading Acts I and II of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, your class discusses this question with a SMARTboard presentation (though the lesson still works if you don't have a SMARTboard).
9th - 10th Language Arts 13 Views 131 Downloads
Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare was such a talented writer, but why? It must be his use of figurative language, blended with his clever, twisting plots. This learning exercise focuses on his use of metaphor, simile, personification, oxymoron, and hyperbole within Romeo and Juliet.
8th - 10th Language Arts 51 Views 221 Downloads
Who Is to Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death?
Who done it? As the culmination of a unit study of Romeo and Juliet, class members must decide who (or what) is to blame for the death of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. After engaging in a series of preparatory activities, including focused readings and discussions, individuals craft an argumentative essay in which they present their case, their evidence, and then analyze counter arguments.
8th - 10th Language Arts 205 Views 352 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
"It is my lady, O, It is my Love!" Provide class members an opportunity to develop their skills reading difficult text with an exercise that focuses on the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet (Act II, scene ii). Using the provided exemplar text, learners first read the scene silently, highlighting confusing passages and recording questions in the space provided.
8th - 9th Language Arts 78 Views 66 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Shakespeare Goes to the Show
Use this instructional activity in your Romeo and Juliet unit. Middle and high schoolers compare, contrast, and critique the written version of the play with modern stage and film adaptations through an oral presentation. Several discussion questions are included to explore the idea of chivalry, romantic love, and courtship.
8th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 86 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
'You Kiss by the Book': Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Students examine Shakespeare's use of poetic conventions as principle of dramatic structure in Romeo and Juliet, identify use of figurative language, and poetic forms to impart perspective in play, and examine other Shakespearean plays.
9th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 178 Downloads
Romeo & Juliet - Act IV: Study Guide
By these questions your pupils will “know (the) drift” of Romeo and Juliet, Act IV. The majority of the prompts for Act IV focus on events in the play; however, some require readers to interpret events or draw conclusions. Beware the typos!
9th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Study Guide for Second Semester English Exam
Thorough and all-encompassing, this study guide summarizes an entire semester, or possibly a year, of language arts vocabulary words. Vocabulary from The Diary of Anne Frank, Night, Romeo and Juliet, and various short stories is listed for review, as well as the elements of drama, stories, and literature.
8th - 10th Language Arts 51 Views 536 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Test Review Sheet for Romeo and Juliet
Useful as a review sheet or as an actual test, this learning exercise provides multiple choice questions, an essay prompt, and matching questions about quotations from Romeo and Juliet. The questions are in-depth and thorough. They also reflect a deep rhetorical instruction of the play itself.
8th - 9th Language Arts 15 Views 86 Downloads
Romeo & Juliet-Act 5
Ah, Act 5 really exhibits the tragedy in Romeo & Juliet. Help your readers manuever through the text with this six-page reading guide. Originally designed for an honors classroom, these questions would be doable for a college preparatory classroom as well.
8th - 9th Language Arts 6 Views 17 Downloads
Romeo & Juliet- Act 4
As your class reads Act 4 of Romeo and Juliet, provide them with this reading guide. Each of the five scenes contain questions that focus on that selection. Encourage your pupils to use textual evidence (citing it correctly of course) to strengthen their answers!
8th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 11 Downloads
Romeo and Juliet "What if...?"
Shakespeare too confusing? Rewrite it! Small groups each take on one act of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, repurposing it into more modern language. They summarize the act as a group and then act out the basic play using created scripts, blocking, and costuming.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 71 Downloads