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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!
In this Romeo and Juliet learning exercise, students unscramble words, find extra words, choose the correct words and more. Students complete 5 activities total.
Students 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. 
High schoolers 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.
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.
High schoolers 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 examine Shakespearean theater and compare it to theater in modern times. In this Romeo and Juliet lesson, students discuss theater during the English Renaissance, watch the educational documentary created by the cast of "Shakespeare in Love," and discuss changes that occurred due to the Renaissance.
Students analyze the important plot points of Act III of Romeo and Juliet. In this plot analysis lesson, 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.
Ninth graders view a movie of Romeo and Juliet and discuss the different scenes. In this literature instructional activity, 9th graders describe the characters, and plot of the story. They are given a quiz on this assignment at the end.  
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. 
The Jets and the Sharks are back! As you watch the film version of West Side Story, use this viewing guide to help keep your class on track and analyze important plot events. Each song's lyrics are presented here, along with a set of analysis questions. This is a very comprehensive guide! 
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. Just remember: he jests at stage fright that never rehearsed a role.
Students create a family shield for themselves as part of the Montague or Capulet family.  In this Romeo and Juliet lesson, 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.

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