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Romeo and Juliet Promptbook - The Balcony Scene
In this Romeo and Juliet activity, 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.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 50 Downloads
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.
10th Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
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 20 Views 45 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 188 Views 336 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 65 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting - Romeo & Juliet Part I
Thinking about using Romeo and Juliet with your honors or AP class? Consider showing this video as an introduction and overview to Shakespeare, Elizabethan theatre, and the play. The narrator's obvious scholarship, fast pace, and quirky asides are sure to engage viewers
13 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
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.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 27 Views 111 Downloads
Shakespeare Goes to the Show
Use this lesson plan 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
Romeo! Why Do You Have to Be a Doggone Montague?
Ninth graders discover Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. For this drama lesson, 9th graders read the second scene of the second act of the play and watch film versions of the play. Students paraphrase Shakespeare's words using today's English and present the scene for their classmates.
9th Language Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads
Adapting Shakespeare's Classic from Romeo and Juliet
High schoolers view a new adaptation of composer Charles FranÂ¿Â¿ois Gounod's opera "Romeo and Juliet", based on Shakespeare's 16th-century play. They conduct research on the era in which Shakespeare lived, write and respond to letters from the characters in "Romeo and Juliet" and draft opera scripts.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
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 12 Views 83 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