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Romeo and Juliet Teacher Resources
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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.
“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.
Use this lesson 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.
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.
Students study Romeo and Juliet. In this language arts instructional activity, 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.
Ninth graders study the schwa sound and review Romeo and Juliet. They read and underline the schwa sounds in words and locate other words that contain the schwa sound. After making a list of words with the schwa sound, they read Scene 2 from Romeo and Juliet and locate examples of foreshadowing.
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.
Ninth graders examine the use of affixations, prefixes and suffixes, when they are added to base words. They find ten to fifteen base words using a literature book or reader. In the text comprehension section, 9th graders read a synopsis of William Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet, as a tragedy.
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.