This handout invites students to consider how Romeo and Juliet received messages from the stars and people around them about the dangers of their star-crossed love, but they pursued their fates anyway...
Two examples of foreshadowing are given, along with simulated student responses explaining how the passages serve as foreshadowing. Then, students must read a passage and write their own explanation. Finally, students are tasked with finding their own examples and writing a concise answer that describes how the lines they chose serve as foreshadowing.
This is an excellent activity for practicing a variety of skills. This handout is useful for classwork or as homework. It is student-directed, so it can also serve as an excellent assignment during a teacher's absence. Students may work individually, in pairs, or small groups.
This handout goes well with EXPLORING HASTE, also available from Creative Reading and Writing.