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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!
Middle schoolers interpret the themes in Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, create a 6-line poem based on the themes in the Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, and define musical terms related to the study of programmatic music in this excellent middle-level lesson for the General Music class.
High schoolers explore roles within their family, culture and society to determine the essential rules as well as the personal and societal consequences of transgressing them. They begin by looking at long-held traditions and then look at examples in literature (Romeo and Juliet) as well as contemporary examples of transgression as seen in current events
Students identify themes in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet by analyzing the film or text. In this tolerance lesson, 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 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.
The Bard? Folly? Tragedy? How familiar are your pupils with terms associated with Romeo and Juliet? Class members rate their knowledge of a list of words and then share what they know with the class. The worksheet, discussion questions, and assessment options are included.
Students complete activities for Romeo and Juliet. In this Shakespeare lesson, students read Romeo and Juliet and keep a character journal for the characters. Students write and produce a mock trial for Romeo's fate and watch the Franco Zefferelli version of the story. Students complete a Venn diagram for the text and movie version and write a literary technique.
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.
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. An essay prompt allows learners to choose a topic about dynamic characters, fate, characters' dreams, or foreshadowing.
Introduce your class members to the parts of a play. Although the title of the presentation would suggest that examples from Shakespeare’s tragedy will illustrate the terms, beyond the first slide, Romeo and Juliet is not mentioned; therefore, the slides could be used with any play. Consider extending the presentation by asking viewers to identify these elements in any drama being studied.