Romeo and Juliet Teacher Resources
Find Romeo and Juliet educational ideas and activities
Showing 21 - 40 of 370 resources
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). 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.
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 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.
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. Each group presents a slide show to explain their act and process before playing the recorded version. This is a fun way to get kids engaged in a sometimes-intimidating piece of literature, and could easily be rewarded by watching the 1996 film adaptation.
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.
ELA11-12: Reading Literature - Romeo and Juliet
“What is the theme of this story?” Now there’s a question all pupils dread. Rather than encountering a sea of faces that look like they were painted by Edward Munch, face a classroom filled with smiles and confidence. Show your readers how to determine the theme of a work. After modeling and discussing the differences between motifs and themes, groups engage in a series of activities that ask them to identify the motifs and the authors’ messages about these motifs in works they have read. Rich in detail, the packet deserves a place in your curriculum library.
You Kiss By the Book
Students explore Shakespeare's use of poetic conventions, examine the first meeting between Romeo and Juliet and gain experience in close readng and the interpretation of verse structure and imagery.
Texts to Use when Teaching Romeo & Juliet
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 Compare-Contrast Paper
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.
Romeo and Juliet: The Balcony Scene (Act 2, Scene 2)
High school learners identify and interpret figurative language and compare and contrast the text version of Romeo and Juliet with scenes from two clips of two different film adaptations.
Romeo and Juliet
Students view plays and movies that show the story of Romeo and Juliet. For this Romeo and Juliet lesson plan, students learn about the characters and history behind the story.
Romeo and Juliet Project
In this Romeo and Juliet worksheet, learners 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.
Romeo and Juliet Promptbook - The Balcony Scene
In this Romeo and Juliet worksheet, 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.
Romeo and Juliet
Students study Romeo and Juliet. In this language arts lesson, students read the play and complete a series of activities. Students choose the activities to complete. Students write a summary, draw a poster or compare and contrast Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story.
Literary Response and Analysis: Romeo and Juliet's
Tenth graders complete characterization analysis for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In this characterization lesson, 10th graders work in learning tiers to analyze the characters and plot in the play. Students work under, at, and above their grade level to analyze the play and share their analysis with the class.
Character Webbing- Romeo and Juliet
Students use technology to be engaged in an Language Arts assignment. The play of Romeo and Juliet is viewed on the computer and all skills related to its viewing are accomplished at the computer station.
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. Most of the questions rely on reading comprehension, but a few do require interpretation, compare and contrast, and the identification of literary devices.
Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary Unit 2
There's a lot of challenging vocabulary in Romeo and Juliet. As you progress through the novel, assess your class's understanding of the vocabulary with this two-page quiz. Twenty words are presented, and learners must answer questions with them or insert them into the sentences provided.
Problematic Situation: Romeo and Juliet
Is it ok to be mad at someone who comes to your party uninvited? What about someone who interrupts you? For this prereading strategy, your class members must decide whether or not they'd get angry in the 10 situations provided. Then, they explain two of their responses in greater depth. A great introduction to a novel that really highlights a familial battle where the kids have little to do with the original catalyst.
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!
Magic Squares: Romeo and Juliet
Explore new words in Romeo and Juliet by using this magic squares activity. Your class reviews 16 words including immoderately, culled, and crochet. Then, after they complete the chart, they add up all of the columns and rows. If they solved the puzzle correctly, the total will be the same for all columns and rows!