Romeo & Juliet Reading Guide Bundle - Acts 1-5 (Common Core Aligned)

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This zip file contains two Word documents. The first document is the comprehensive and Common Core aligned reading guide, covering all five acts of Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare. The second document is the corresponding answer key.

The comprehensive reading guide includes the following:

- 98 total questions, broken up by act and scene. Questions could easily be transferred to an exam, or modified to accommodate your course's focus. The key offers detailed, but concise information -- and could easily double as lecture notes or an exam guide.

- 37 relevant quotes, broken up by act and scene. The key identifies the speaker and the context of each quote -- and, again, could easily double as lecture notes or an exam guide.

Click the 'preview' icon below the thumbnail to see the general format, as well as a sampling of questions, answers, and quotes. My belief is that you will find these documents easily adaptable should the needs of your class vary.

The following plot details are addressed:
♦ Feuding in the streets
♦ The prince's declaration of punishment
♦ Romeo's despair at lost love
♦ Rosaline's decision
♦ Juliet's refusal to accept marriage
♦ Lord Capulet's beliefs toward the prospect of marriage
♦ Romeo's invite to Lord Capulet's party
♦ Paris
♦ Mercutio's harsh, sarcastic tone toward Romeo's heartbreak
♦ Queen Mab
♦ Romeo's foreshadowing prediction
♦ Tybalt's reaction to Romeo's presence (in contrast to Capulet's)
♦ Romeo's discovery of Juliet's identity
♦ Dramatic irony
♦ The rejection of names
♦ Romeo's fear of rejection
♦ Juliet's concern over acting hastily
♦ Juliet's desire for Romeo to send her a message
♦ Friar Laurence's beliefs on good and evil
♦ Friar Laurence's concerns for Romeo
♦ Romeo's request of Friar Laurence
♦ Friar Laurence's optimistic view of the union of Romeo and Juliet
♦ The Nurse's private conversation with Romeo
♦ The plan to marry Juliet
♦ The Nurse's comic relief
♦ Tybalt's verbal attack on Romeo
♦ Dramatic irony
♦ Mercutio's decision to fight Tybalt
♦ Romeo's abrupt character change
♦ Defying the prince's orders
♦ Lady Capulet's demand
♦ Romeo's punishment
♦ The Nurse's news and ensuing confusion
♦ Juliet's immediate reaction to learning the truth
♦ Juliet's defense of her husband
♦ The Nurse's motivation to seek out Romeo
♦ Romeo's feelings toward his punishment
♦ Friar Laurence's strong words for Romeo
♦ Romeo's potential suicide attempt
♦ Friar Laurence's optimistic plan
♦ Lord Capulet's arrangement with Paris
♦ Whether Romeo believes he will see his wife once more
♦ Foreshadowing
♦ Lady Capulet's plan for Romeo after exile
♦ The Nurse's advice to Juliet
♦ Juliet's desire to seek Friar Laurence's help
♦ Lord Capulet's rush to marry off Juliet
♦ Lord Capulet's threat to Juliet
♦ Juliet's morbid confession to Friar Laurence
♦ The purpose of the vial
♦ Juliet's request for forgiveness from her father
♦ Lord Capulet's praise for Friar Laurence
♦ Juliet's paranoia in regard to Friar Laurence's motives
♦ The burial vault
♦ The Nurse's terrible discovery
♦ Cancellation of the wedding
♦ Failure of Friar Laurence's plan
♦ Romeo's visit to the apothecary
♦ The apothecary's concern
♦ Friar Laurence and the quarantine
♦ Friar John's task
♦ Paris in the churchyard
♦ Balthasar's news
♦ Romeo's interaction with Paris
♦ Romeo's suicide
♦ Juliet's awakening
♦ Friar Laurence's upsetting news
♦ Juliet's method of suicide
♦ Lady Montague's death
♦ The resolution
♦ And more
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Romeo & Juliet Reading Guide Bundle - Acts 1-5 (Common Cor