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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.
9th English Language Arts
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.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Two methods, both alike in dignity, are available to actors preparing for a performance of Romeo and Juliet. But do not sink under the heavy burden of learning your lines in the traditional way. Banish your playbook and bury strife. Instead, purchase an application that lets you select a character from the play, study, highlight, and record your lines, create hints, and listen to your performance all on your smart phone or tablet.
9th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
The Language of Literature: Day 69 The Classic Tradition: Romeo and Juliet
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.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan 3 (9th Grade Day 67)
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.
9th English Language Arts
Romeo and Juliet Lesson Plan 1
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.
10th - 11th English Language Arts
Tickle your funny bone with this learning exercise, which presents five famous puns from Shakespeare's Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Much Ado About Nothing. Students identify puns as homographic or homophonic. Each example provides the context for the quote and some provide hints to the puns.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
Language Arts Jeopardy
Be the next Alex Trebek in this language arts themed Jeopardy game! Categories include Lit Terms, Short Stories, Romeo and Juliet, Tom Sawyer, and The Miracle Worker. By clicking on each category (points from 1-5), a slide with the "answer" appears, giving students a chance to guess the "question" in the "What is" format.
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Making the Old New Again
How does a new version of a Shakespearean play change in the adaptation process? Use this New York Times' Learning Network lesson to consider texts that have been produced in different media. Middle schoolers examine the latest version or interpretation of a Shakespearean play and develop proposals for modernizing a particular scene in the text.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Problematic Situation: Romeo and Juliet
Is it ok to be mad at someone who comes to your party uninvited? What about someone who interrupts you? For this prereading strategy, your class members must decide whether or not they'd get angry in the 10 situations provided. Then, they explain two of their responses in greater depth.
8th - 9th English Language Arts
Love or Lust? Romeo and Juliet Part II
"Do you believe that fate is inescapable, or that people forge their own lives?" This is the essential question at the heart of Romeo and Juliet, according to the narrator of a series on Shakespeare's tragedy. Short but dense, the video presents viewers with the complexity of the play and urges them to ponder, posit, and support their own interpretation with evidence from the text.
10 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts