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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.
In this Romeo and Juliet instructional activity, students unscramble words, find extra words, choose the correct words and more. Students complete 5 activities total.
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.
For this Romeo and Juliet worksheet, students create a MySpace website as a characterization analysis for the play Romeo and Juliet. Students complete a characterization sheet for the activity.
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.
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!
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.
"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. Participants then follow along as the teacher reads the passage aloud. The subsequent discussion encourages close reading of the lines and paraphrasing of the text. Although the focus here is on the ways Romeo and Juliet express their love for one another, the approach could be used with any theme or any text. Step-by-step directions and a completed teacher answer sheet are included.
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
In this Shakespeare matching worksheet, student match words associated with the play Romeo and Juliet with the phrases that describe them.
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.
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. 
English lesson plans focusing on "Romeo and Juliet" can be a great way to introduce students to Shakespeare's plays.
Designed as a course review, this worksheet asks class members to match story elements to definitions, label a plot diagram, answer True/False questions about Romeo and Juliet, and label the parts of an essay.  
Ninth graders discover Shakespeare's Romeo and JulietIn this drama lesson plan, 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.
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.
Learners view a new adaptation of composer Charles Fran¿¿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.
Students examine the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and focus on the section that says everyone has the right to marry. They relate this right to the story of Romeo and Juliet in a class discussion format.
Useful as a review sheet or as an actual test, this worksheet 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. An essay prompt allows learners to choose a topic about dynamic characters, fate, characters' dreams, or foreshadowing.
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. 

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