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MYSPACE Profiles - Romeo and Juliet Characterization
In this Romeo and Juliet worksheet, learners create a MySpace website as a characterization analysis for the play Romeo and Juliet. Students complete a characterization sheet for the activity.
Shakespeare Goes to the Show
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.
Romeo & Juliet - Act IV: Study Guide
By these questions your pupils will “know (the) drift” of Romeo and Juliet, Act IV. The majority of the prompts for Act IV focus on events in the play; however, some require readers to interpret events or draw conclusions. Beware the typos!
Three Great Plays of Shakespeare
In these comprehension worksheets, students complete activities after reading "Romeo and Juliet," "Macbeth," and "King Lear." Activities include matching characters with descriptions, short answer and true/false questions. Activities are followed by an assessment.
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.
A Plague on Both Your Houses: a Romantic Guide To Transgression
Students 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
Adapting Shakespeare's Classic from Romeo and Juliet
Young scholars 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.
Romeo and Juliet- Matching Worksheet
In this Shakespeare matching learning exercise, student match words associated with the play Romeo and Juliet with the phrases that describe them.
Romeo and Juliet - Act I: Cloze Summary
Readers of Romeo and Juliet demonstrate their understanding of the characters and events in Act I of Shakespeare's play by completing a Cloze Summary activity.
Romeo and Juliet- Characters
Although this graphic organizer doesn't specify what readers should be recording when they come across new characters, it does include all characters large and small that grace the pages of Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet & Shakespearean Theater
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.
Romeo and Juliet Debate
Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? After generating a list of the six characters most responsible, class members prepare for and engage in a formal debate. Prior knowledge of basic rules for debate would be necessary.
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. An essay prompt allows learners to choose a topic about dynamic characters, fate, characters' dreams, or foreshadowing.
Romeo And Juliet-- The Story Never Dies
In this writing worksheet, students write a modern day version of a classic story. Students read a summary of Romeo and Juliet, then change the setting, characters and action in the story to take place in modern times.
Who Said it in Romeo and Juliet?
Identify the speaker of each quote taken from The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Some are more difficult than others, but most are fairly well-known. Each question is multiple-choice.
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.
Romeo! Why Do You Have to Be a Doggone Montague?
Ninth graders discover Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In 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.
Romeo and Juliet-Balcony Scence
Students create and carry out a "modern day" version of the famous scene from Romeo and Juliet to help them build understanding of the plot and the two characters.
Romeo and Juliet: Act I Reading and Study Guide
In this literary elements worksheet, students respond to 45 short answer questions pertaining to first act of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet-Different Time and Place
Encourage your class to make Romeo and Juliet their own. Groups of three to four people choose an alternative setting and create a soundtrack and costumes before acting out one scene. Not many directions or explanations are given, but the idea can spark a wonderful activity for your learners to engage with Shakespeare's classic drama.