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- Beaufort, SC
Romeo and Juliet Teacher Resources
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Finding the main idea in a text can be rather difficult! Work with your class and develop this skill. This resource contains an excerpt from Act II, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet, and the reader must identify the main idea of Juliet's speech. Although it is Shakespearean text, the selection is quite easy to read.
Should Romeo and Juliet have revealed their engagement to their parents? After reading Acts I and II of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, your class discusses this question with a SMARTboard presentation (though the instructional activity still works if you don't have a SMARTboard). First, make a list of reasons why they should or should not tell, and then refer to passages of the play to support these reasons. The instructional activity can expand into a persuasive letter to the characters, or another writing activity.
Students create a family shield for themselves as part of the Montague or Capulet family. In this Romeo and Juliet instructional activity, students divide into the two warring clans. Students each create a shield representing themselves as part of one of the opposing families. Each family can gain or lose points, and members, based on classroom behavior during the course of the reading of the play.
Learners author and film their own adaptations of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. In this multimedia skills lesson, students script a play that pits an Orthodox Christian family against a Muslim family. Learners use GarageBand and iMovie to film their finished projects.
Use this SMART board activity to review the familial relationships in Romeo and Juliet. Review the characters from the play using descriptions first, then in the context of the other characters. The SMART board file (included) guides viewers through the lesson. If you don't have a SMART board, you can download the necessary software to use the file (link is included).