Interpreting Quotes in Romeo And Juliet
High schoolers read major quotes from the Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet, and fill in the words that are missing. They re-read the full quotes and explain in modern English what the passage means.
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Quotation Station: Using Quotes in the Classroom
An informative list compiled with quotes, authors, and discussion questions, along with 20 out-of-the-box application ideas, make up the collection of lessons geared to spark dialogue and creative thinking about quotations.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grade 9 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 9
After viewing Baz Luhrmann’s depiction of the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, the class listens to a recording of act 3, scene 1, lines 59–110; and then groups consider how Shakespeare develops Romeo’s character through his interactions...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Who is to Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death?
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...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Find the Main Idea in Romeo and Juliet
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...
8th - 9th English Language Arts
Of Pentameter & Bear Baiting - Romeo & Juliet Part I
Thinking about using Romeo and Juliet with your honors or AP class? Consider showing this video as an introduction and overview to Shakespeare, Elizabethan theatre, and the play. The narrator's obvious scholarship, fast pace, and quirky...
13 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts
Figurative Language in Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare was such a talented writer, but why? It must be his use of figurative language, blended with his clever, twisting plots. This activity focuses on his use of metaphor, simile, personification, oxymoron, and hyperbole within...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
What a Character! Comparing Literary Adaptations
What do Robert Downey Jr., Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Fritz Weaver, Roger Moore, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Daffy Duck have in common? Why, it’s elementary, my dear Watson! They all have portrayed Sherlock Holmes. Literary detectives...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable