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Students 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.  Students complete four activities to gauge the full dramatic effect of the sonnet.
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.
Students identify themes in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by analyzing the film or text. In this tolerance instructional activity, 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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.

Romeo and Juliet Quiz

8th - Higher Ed
For this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Shakespeare's Romeo and JulietStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
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. 
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. 
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 7 short answer and essay questions about Shakespeare's Romeo and JulietStudents may check some of their answers online.
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?
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.
Shakespeare was such a talented writer, but why? It must be his use of figurative language, blended with his clever, twisting plots. This worksheet focuses on his use of metaphor, simile, personification, oxymoron, and hyperbole within Romeo and Juliet. Your readers will study specific lines (given), identify the figurative language used, and explain how they know its that specific type. 
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). First, make a list of reasons why they should or should not tell, and then refer to passages of the play to support these reasons. The lesson can expand into a persuasive letter to the characters, or another writing activity.
In this Romeo and Juliet worksheet, students write an essay in which they analyze the characters of Romeo and Juliet, comparing and contrasting their types of love.  Students work through a step-by-step process to complete their essay.
Students read the book The Whisperer and discuss the book's relationship to the story of Romeo and Juliet. In this teaching Romeo/Juliet lesson, students examine the idea of racism and prejudice as it pertains to the story. Students discuss the interpretations of the play and draw conclusions about the feud between the families in the story.

Romeo and Juliet

9th - 12th
Learners view plays and movies that show the story of Romeo and Juliet. In this Romeo and Juliet lesson plan, students learn about the characters and history behind the story.
In this Romeo and Juliet instructional activity, students choose one of four final projects to complete after reading Romeo and Juliet.  Students may choose a project in which they design costumes, draw a blueprint of the Globe Theater, or create scenes on a poster or in shadow box.
In this Romeo and Juliet learning exercise, students view three versions of the balcony scene. Students discuss why the director chose the elements for the film versions. Students then complete a prompt-book activity analyze the setting, costumes, and language in the scene.

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