Complete Unit for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Complete Unit for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Complete Unit for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Complete Unit for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Complete Unit for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
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This is a complete unit for teaching William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This unit contains a variety of activities including, but not limited to, journal entries and scene summaries for each of the 5 acts, text-dependent quiz questions, timelines, nonfiction articles with corresponding questions, analysis of a pop song, scripts to be used when acting out scenes from the play, and handouts for two versions of the movie. All of these activities have been tried and tested in the classroom with great results. Furthermore, all of the handouts, PowerPoints, quizzes, scripts, etc. have been created by me to enhance the learning experience of my students. This unit contains the following:

ACT I
-Scene Summaries Handout: Blank graphic organizer that allows students to write in a summary at the end of each scene. Each of the scene summaries handouts is tailored to the number of scenes per act. (For Act I, I modeled the summaries for my students; for Act II, I had the class work together to come up with a summary; for Acts III-V, I had my students individually write each summary.)

-Journal Entries: PowerPoint containing a variety of thought provoking questions (opinion-based, analysis of a quote, reinforcement of comprehension, etc.) and a corresponding graphic organizer for students to complete. In the PowerPoint, it states when each journal entry should be answered (e.g. end of scene 2, before scene 4, etc.). There is an answer key for one journal entry; the rest are opinion-based questions. Also, the first two slides clarify the setting of the play.
*Note: The scene summaries and journal entries are a great way to keep students engaged while reading a difficult work, such as Shakespeare. It ensures that student are paying attention and following along while actively participating in the lesson.

-Feuds: This is a mini-lesson that compares and contrasts the Capulet/Montague feud with the Hatfield/McCoy feud. It may be taught at any point after the balcony scene in Act II Scene 2. This lesson contains a PowerPoint discussing feuds in pop culture and history as an introduction. Then students learn about the Hatfield/McCoy patriarchs. There is a 1:10 video clip from the History Channel that discusses the origin of the feud. Students then read an excerpt from an article about Roseanna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield falling in love and the effects of this. After students read the article, the teacher may summarize how the feud ends (the full article from whence I found the excerpt is included for this purpose). Students will then answer two text-dependent questions synthesizing information from the article and the play. The answers to these questions are included in the PowerPoint.

ACT II
-Scene Summaries Handout
-Journal Entries: PowerPoint and corresponding graphic organizer with answer key when applicable.

ACT III
-Scene Summaries Handout
-Journal Entries: PowerPoint and corresponding graphic organizer with answer key when applicable. The PowerPoint contains two additional slides (identifying characters based on quotes and descriptions) with corresponding answers that may be used as bell ringers or wrap ups.

ACT IV
-Scene Summaries Handout
-Journal Entries: PowerPoint and corresponding graphic organizer with answer key when applicable.

ACT V
-Scene Summaries Handout
-Journal Entries: PowerPoint and corresponding graphic organizer with answer key when applicable.
-Matching Characters Handout: Free resource found online. **I have not included this handout in the price, since I did not create it.**

CONCLUDING ACTIVITIES
-Final Project: This is a creative group projects students can complete after reading the play in its entirety. I found this assignment online and tailored it for my class. It includes a rubric I created for grading this project.

-Movie Handouts: I have created handouts that correspond with the movie Gnomeo and Juliet and the 1996 movie Romeo + Juliet directed by Baz Luhrmann (starring Leonardo DiCaprio). These are two column handouts. All events go in order of the movie. I have listed what happened in the play in one column, and students must fill out in the other column the difference in how the event is portrayed in the movie. I have included an answer sheet for Gnomeo and Juliet; there is not one for Romeo + Juliet.
***These movie handouts are a great tool to keep students engaged during a movie while simultaneously getting students to analyze a scene in two different mediums.

-Analysis of Pop Song: This handout contains the lyrics to a pop song that was inspired by the plot of Romeo and Juliet and a corresponding writing prompt. I first had students watch the music video. Then they highlighted lyrics referencing the plot of Romeo and Juliet. Lastly, students wrote a paragraph analyzing the similarities between the song and the play. ***I have included 6 examples of how the song specifically relates to the play. These examples include a lyric from the song (with line number) and an explanation of how it specifically relates to the play.***

PACKETS
***These are nonfiction articles with corresponding questions that relate to Romeo and Juliet. Answer key included for each packet.***
-Letters to Juliet: 2 articles, 1 map, 6 multiple-choice questions (Before students read this packet, I showed the movie trailer to Letters to Juliet as a hook.)
-Star Crossed Lovers: 2 articles, definition of term, 7 multiple-choice questions

Quizzes
***These quizzes have been created individually by me. They contain text-dependent questions, multiple-choice questions, matching, and short answer. Some questions pertain to dramatic and/or literary terms. (I use a Dramatic Terms PowerPoint as a prereading activity before teaching Shakespeare, so my students have these notes to study throughout the duration of the play. It can be found in my product listings.) These quizzes are intended to be taken after students have already grasped the plot of the act. I use this as an individual assessment for students to demonstrate their ability to analyze the text and think critically. Each quiz is 20-25 questions and contains an answer key. There are quizzes for the following acts:
-Act I
-Act II
-Act III
-Act IV-V

SCRIPTS
***These are scripts I created summarizing events for major scenes. I shortened the scenes and wrote in in modern-day English, so struggling students would still be able to participate. The intent is for students to act out these scenes to improve their comprehension and understanding of the plot. I printed off several copies of the script and highlighted the different speaking parts for each character. I also provided some props for the students to utilize when acting out the scenes. I have scripts for the following scenes:
-Act III: fight scene between Tybalt and Mercutio, Romeo and Tybalt, & Prince’s sentencing of Romeo
Act V: beginning of Act V to Juliet’s death

TIMELINE
***I have created a timeline to be completed at the end of Act III, Act IV, and Act V. For each timeline, I have the timeline chart that students fill out, a handout containing the events for that act’s timeline, and a PowerPoint containing the events for that act’s timeline. (I had originally used the PowerPoint with the list of events, but I discovered that students preferred to have their own handout, so they could cross off the events as they wrote them on the timeline.) For each successive timeline (Act IV and Act V), I have provided a new timeline chart that already has events from the previous timeline(s) listed. Therefore, you can refer to the next timeline chart as an answer key for the Act III & Act IV timeline. I have included an answer key for the Act V timeline as well.
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Complete Unit for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Complete Unit for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Complete Unit for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Complete Unit for Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
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