Does the thought of teaching Shakespeare leave you shaking in your boots? If so, fear no more! This Romeo and Juliet unit package from The Time-Saving Teacher will elevate your Shakespeare instruction from torturous to triumphant. Both you and your students will find this unit fun and enjoyable, especially if you choose to supplement it with Standard Deviants’ videos and the movie Romeo + Juliet, directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Included in this stress-free unit are Word documents (which enable you to edit them as you see fit - adding dates, students' names, etc.) of the following:
-Calendar of daily journal topics and instruction (The unit will require approximately 14 days of instruction.)
-Video worksheets for students to complete as they view Standard Deviants videos (Introduction to Shakespeare, What is Tragedy?, and Romeo and Juliet) – These videos are NOT included but can be purchased separately to supplement the unit. Teacher must provide his/her own copy of each video if he/she chooses to use the videos.
-Teacher keys for the three video worksheets
-Reading Checks for students to complete after reading excerpts of Romeo and Juliet – Text of the play is NOT included in this unit, only reading checks for assigned scenes. Teacher must provide his/her own copy and students’ text.
-Reading chart for each day’s reading, which lists characters encountered in each day’s reading and a place for the teacher to fill in students’ names who will be reading aloud each day
-Comparison chart to complete as students watch excerpts of Romeo + Juliet (directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes), a modern movie version based on Shakespeare’s play. This video is NOT included but can be purchased separately to supplement the unit. Teacher must provide his/her own copy of the video if he/she chooses to use the video.
-List of movie times which detail exactly when the teacher should start and stop the movie
-Two versions of a unit test, one which is completely multiple-choice and one which is a mixture of multiple-choice and short answer questions
-Teacher keys for the two test versions