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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. The packet includes all necessary materials, as well as links to additional resources. A must for your Romeo and Juliet curriculum file.
Romeo and Juliet: Insight into Ourselves
Read and discuss Romeo and Juliet with your class. They apply its themes to modern life by analyzing the story. Questions are included to guide the discussion into the are of insight. They will also look at how the issues relate to today's society. They will compare and contrast using a Venn Diagram. Handouts are included.
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: 'You Kiss by the Book'
Young scholars explore Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In this analysis lesson, students recognize the use of poetic conventions as a principle of dramatic structure after analyzing the sonnetShakespeare created for the first meeting between Romeo and Juliet. Young scholars complete four activities to gauge the full dramatic effect of the sonnet.
"Romeo and Juliet" English Lesson Plans
English lesson plans focusing on "Romeo and Juliet" can be a great way to introduce students to Shakespeare's plays.
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.
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 activity. 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.
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.
Romeo & Juliet-Act I
As your class reads Romeo & Juliet, provide them with this reading guide designed for Act I. The questions are divided into scenes, and they focus on reading comprehension, interpreting the text, and studying developing characters.
'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.
Romeo and Juliet Mix-It-Up
Students identify themes in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by analyzing the film or text. In this tolerance lesson, students create their own Elizabethan era terms related to interacting with different social groups. In groups, students design and perform a short skit including the terms.
Rostislav & Julianna: A Modern-Day Interpretation of Romeo and Juliet
Students author and film their own adaptations of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In this multimedia skills lesson, students script a play that pits an Orthodox Christian family against a Muslim family. Students use GarageBand and iMovie to film their finished projects.
Romeo and Juliet: KWHL Strategy
Introduce Romeo and Juliet with a KWHL strategy that asks learners to record what they know, what they want to learn, and how they will find this information on a large chart posted in the classroom. During the reading of Shakespeare’s play, information learned will be added to the final column of the chart.
Romeo and Juliet - Act II Cloze Summary
Freshmen are asked to demonstrate their understanding of the events in Act II of Romeo and Juliet by filling in the blanks on a cloze reading exercise.
Scenes from Shakespeare:Using Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet to Introduce Young Students to the Bard
Middle schoolers participate in five lessons that are geared toward introducing Shakespeare. Students discover Shakespeare through examination of the vocabulary, translation of the characters and conflict, engagement of stage combat and Elizabethan dances, and performance of actual scenes from Romeo and Juliet with dancing and stage combat.
Romeo and Juliet Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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. Although it is Shakespearean text, the selection is quite easy to read.
Romeo and Juliet Study Questions & Essay Topics
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Students may check some of their answers online.
What's Missing from Romeo and Juliet?-Part 1
Fill in the blanks of quotes taken from Romeo and Juliet. Every question asks you to fill in the missing word with one of four words. How well do you know this play?
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet quiz
Review The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet with this quick quiz. Operating as an overview of the play, use this quiz to prepare readers for a test perhaps. The questions cover various elements from character foils to the plot sequence.
Romeo and Juliet: Insight into Ourselves
Students research the historical background of Romeo and Juliet as well as Shakespeare's time to better understand the play. Students work in teams to make plans and products targeting their chosen issues to positively impact their communities. Each team researches the current needs and resources of the community, and determines a course of action.