Romeo & Juliet Close Reading and Annotating Worksheet (Act 2, Scene 2)

Romeo & Juliet Close Reading and Annotating Worksheet (Act 2, Scene 2)
Romeo & Juliet Close Reading and Annotating Worksheet (Act 2, Scene 2)
Romeo & Juliet Close Reading and Annotating Worksheet (Act 2, Scene 2)
Romeo & Juliet Close Reading and Annotating Worksheet (Act 2, Scene 2)
Romeo & Juliet Close Reading and Annotating Worksheet (Act 2, Scene 2)
Romeo & Juliet Close Reading and Annotating Worksheet (Act 2, Scene 2)
Romeo & Juliet Close Reading and Annotating Worksheet (Act 2, Scene 2)
Romeo & Juliet Close Reading and Annotating Worksheet (Act 2, Scene 2)
Grade Levels
Common Core Standards
Product Rating
File Type

Compressed Zip File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

815 KB|7 pages
Share
Also included in:
  1. This bundle of six close reading exercises promotes active reading strategies, makes student engagement with text more visible, and is intended to improve a student's overall comprehension of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. By completing these activities, students will read to identify what the te
    $6.00
    $4.00
    Save $2.00
  2. This 137-page growing bundle of Romeo & Juliet materials includes an introductory PowerPoint, a comprehensive guide to promote active reading, comprehension quizzes, close reading exercises, and a summative test. Answer keys for all resources are included. Read on for more specific details on
    $29.00
    $18.50
    Save $10.50
Product Description

This editable 13-question close reading and annotating resource helps students derive deeper meaning from William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. This exercise covers the introductory soliloquies in Act 2, Scene 2. By engaging in this exercise, students will make their engagement with text more visible, read to identify what the text says explicitly and implicitly, apply literary devices, and interpret figurative expressions. An answer key with sample annotations is included. More specifically, this resource covers the following:

  • Interpreting metaphorical expressions: "But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? / It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!"
  • Interpreting metaphorical expressions: "Arise, fair son, and kill the envious moon."
  • Interpreting metaphorical expressions: "...the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief / That thou her maid art far more fair than she"
  • Interpreting metaphorical expressions: "Her vestal livery is but sick and green, / And none but fools do wear it; cast it off."
  • Understanding and applying literary devices (internal conflict): "Her eye discourses; I will answer it. / I am too bold; ’tis not to me she speaks."
  • Interpreting metaphorical expressions: "Two of the fairest stars in all of heaven, / Having some business, do entreat her eyes / To twinkle in their spheres till they return."
  • Interpreting fanciful language: "airy region."
  • Understanding and applying literary devices (dramatic irony).
  • Identifying textual evidence in support of a claim: Juliet has strong romantic feelings for Romeo.
  • Investigating a question and identifying textual evidence: the central conflict that jeopardizes the relationship between Romeo and Juliet.
  • Discerning meaning: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose..."
  • Understanding and applying literary devices (dynamic character).

This resource aligns well to Adolescent Literacy Project teaching principles. I recommend using these worksheets as the basis for small-group discussions, letting students discuss, debate, and support their reasoning for answer choices. In the role of facilitator, I observe my students becoming more consistently engaged with the novel and taking greater ownership of their learning.

In addition to helping students gain deeper understanding of the material and greater confidence in their ability to read complex texts, this resource was designed to prepare students for ACT-style questioning.

Click the 'PREVIEW' icon beneath the thumbnail to preview the entire resource.

Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A
Report this Resource
Loading...
$1.00
Digital Download
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up