Grade 9 ELA: Who Is to Blame?

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Who's at fault? Friar Laurence? Lord Capulet? Friar John? As the culminating activity in a unit study of Romeo and Juliet, individuals craft an argumentative essay in which they assign blame for the deaths of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers. A great addition to your curriculum library.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Select the activities that fit within the framework of your unit plan
Classroom Considerations
  • More of a unit outline that a complete plan, the resource suggests an approach to the play that prepares class members for the final argumentative essay
  • The performance tasks are designed in such a way that they can be integrated into a previously constructed unit
  • The exercises and activities, including the viewing of the 1994 Frontline "Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo," scaffold for the final essay
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