Romeo and Juliet Teacher Resources
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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.
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.
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.
Students 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.
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
Designed as a course review, this instructional activity 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 Juliet. In this drama instructional activity, 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.
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.
Students research personal bias towards the story Marriage is a Private Affair. In this tradition research lesson plan, students read the story and discuss the ending. Students free write about the topic and complete a Venn diagram to compare the story with Romeo and Juliet. Students write a short essay comparing the stories.
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.
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.
For 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.
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.
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.
As your class reads Act 4 of Romeo and Juliet, provide them with this reading guide. Each of the five scenes contain questions that focus on that selection. Encourage your pupils to use textual evidence (citing it correctly of course) to strengthen their answers!
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!
For this literary elements worksheet, students respond to 45 short answer questions pertaining to first act of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
In this Romeo and Juliet worksheet, students combine music, lyrics, and drama to analyze Romeo and Juliet. Students select music to fit the theme, mood, and feeling of each act and research the lyrics. Students compose an essay about why they selected the songs for each act and also create a presentation of the songs for the acts.
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.