This excellent teacher's guide for Romeo and Juliet is CCSS Aligned!
The focus of DramaWorks Guides is on having an interactive classroom with informative discussions and active participation by the students. DramaWorks are designed, to give teachers a working understanding of the play, a high level of comfort in making an interesting and informative study of the play with their students, and a variety of activities at can be done in class and/or at home.
The activities include close examination of specially chosen parts of the text; vocabulary exercises that focus on application of the words; classroom presentations; acting exercises; writing assignments for the personal, interview, and research paper; and improvisations. There are, in addition, many suggested extra activities that allow students to practice skills in gathering and thinking about information, presenting information verbally, working with various media, and writing information in a variety of forms. Students also are encouraged to try to learn new skills such as the elements of acting.
DramaWorks guides explain important points of the play regarding character, theme, plot and more while suggesting ways to effectively teach these important elements and passages.
No worksheets or tests but lots of discussions and digging into the text, group activities, writing work, and assignments that are complete with teacher instructions and separate, reproducible student instructions