Most students have their first encounter with Shakespeare by reading Romeo and Juliet. Add these five activities to your unit and make their first experience with Shakespeare truly memorable. This material was shared at a statewide ELA conference in 2016 and earned excellent reviews.
These five lessons focus on the lethal choices made by Friar Laurence and Lord Capulet and include:
Staging the Fatal Brawl: An Acting-Discussion Activity, “Deception by Omission”
Teaching Notes: The Greatest Evils According to Shakespeare with sponge activity and journal assignment
Trading Cards: Collecting Textual Evidence
The Trial of Friar Laurence
Teaching Notes: Marriage Law and Customs in Early Modern England