Romeo and Juliet Teacher Resources
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Students explain and summarize the plots of two act of Romeo and Juliet. In this language arts lesson, students discuss plot points nad the climax of acts IV and V of Romeo and Juliet. They also discuss the characteristics of tragedy and watch a video clip of the death scene from various interpretations of the play.
Ninth graders explore Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Students discuss the plot points of Act II. Students view clips of the balcony scene from the original, modern, and musical versions and compare and contrast each version.
Students compare tales of lovers and the vernacular used in the stories. In this lovers' tales lesson, students take a quiz about the eight brief tales of lovers and discuss the topic. Students define vernacular and complete a related worksheet. Students analyze various types of vernacular and give examples from Romeo and Juliet. Students take notes on tragedy, Shakespeare's life, and watch a video about the author.
"Wherefore art thou Romeo?" These simple multiple-choice questions focus on Romeo and Juliet. Focusing on reading comprehension, this quiz can be a quick check to see if students are reading. A few are tricky!
Learners discuss characters' actions in "Romeo and Juliet." They discuss alternative actions for the characters to take and relate the characters to modern times through research and development.
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.
Students read Romeo and Juliet and then write an essay from the point of either Lord Capulet or Friar Lawrence persuading someone to adopt their views concerning marriage.
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.
The quality of this online interactive quiz is low. But, it may provide you with ideas for your own reading comprehension test on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
This Fun Trivia quiz tests readers' basic understanding of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by requiring the identification of the speaker of 10 quotes. There are mechanical errors in the quiz, so you should only use this for ideas.
Covers basic plot points from Shakespeare's famous play Romeo and Juliet. The simplistic nature of this quiz may make it useful as a check for understanding or completion of reading. Moreover, the online and interactive nature of this quiz makes feedback and scoring quick and easy.
Because of the mechanical errors in this online interactive quiz, you probably won't want to assign it to your class. However, it could be useful to get ideas for your own reading comprehension quiz on Romeo and Juliet.
Students choose a creative medium for expressing personalization of one of the themes from the play. They share their projects orally. Instructions, rubric, and suggested theme choices are included.
Students read the play, Romeo and Juliet, and discuss the main themes. They examine the music they listen to, and present selections that reflect any of the themes in the play.
Students analyze the important plot points of Act III of Romeo and Juliet. In this plot analysis lesson plan, students discuss the important plot points of Act III and discuss Aristotle's characteristics of tragedy. Students reread the scene after Tybalt is killed. Students view clips of the modern musical version and discuss the similarities and differences with the class.
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.
Learners participate in five lessons that are geared toward introducing Shakespeare. Students discover Shakespeare through examination of the vocabulary, translation of the characters and conflict, engagement of stage combat and Elizabethan dances, and performance of actual scenes from Romeo and Juliet with dancing and stage combat.
Learners research the historical background of Romeo and Juliet as well as Shakespeare's time to better understand the play. Students work in teams to make plans and products targeting their chosen issues to positively impact their communities. Each team researches the current needs and resources of the community, and determines a course of action.
Students explore life and language development in the Elizabethan Age. For this English lesson students complete web-quests and other activities surrounding Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
High school learners identify and interpret figurative language and compare and contrast the text version of Romeo and Juliet with scenes from two clips of two different film adaptations.