With close reading questions, discussion questions, writing prompts, interactive notebook activities, bellringer writing prompts, and a complete answer key, this no-prep literature guide to Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 1, Act 2 Scene 2, Act 2 Scene 3, Act 2 Scene 4, and Act 2 Scene 5 is a complete teaching unit for Act 2!
For most students, Romeo and Juliet is their first experience with a Shakespeare play, and so it is essential that they have the scaffolding they need to understand the challenging language.
When you follow the step-by-step methods that I outline here, your students will learn to understand the language and appreciate the artistry of the play and ultimately, to understand their own lives a little bit better.
The writing prompts, questions for close reading and discussion, and interactive notebook activities that I include in this resource have been honed over years of teaching this classic play--and I know that they work for students of all levels.
When you teach Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet with this resource you will:
• easily fulfill common core requirements with these no-prep study questions
• have multiple options for different learning styles and interactive notebook activities
• engage your classes in a critical thinking by using the ready-to-go discussion questions
• establish calming and focusing daily routines by following the suggestions included here
• see a noted improvement in your students’ close reading skills when they utilize the scaffolding in these comprehension questions
• easily discuss the questions with your classes using the extensive answer key which quotes all relevant passages so that you have everything you need to understand the play
• challenge your students to think about the author’s choices
• curb cheating by utilizing two different versions of the quiz
• quickly and efficiently grade your students’ work by using the included rubrics and tips
There are no lectures or power points here—students will do the work themselves, with guidance from you. Rather than telling them what the play means, you will be empowering them with the confidence and skills to tackle challenging texts on their own.