This 8 page Microsoft Word document contains a 4-page, very detailed, and Common Core aligned, lesson plan and a 4-page handout / overhead (depending on how you run your class, you can pop the pages up on the overhead or hand them out to the students. They are the most important notes for the lesson and contain space / organizers for student responses.)
This lesson plan is for teaching the students the difference between denotative and connotative meanings while reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
The lesson contains an independent reading prompt (for extra practice), the aim, do-now, instructional objective, pivotal questions, common core standard, notes for the lesson, activity, summation, and more.
This will keep your students involved and active for quite a while. Depending on how much practice you want to give your students, this one lesson can last anywhere from between a day to a whole week.
I hope you thoroughly enjoy this lesson. Thank you!