Want to be done planning your unit on Romeo and Juliet for the rest of your teaching career?
With 217 questions on the individual scene and acts, 74 bellringer writing prompts, 5 different writing assignments, 9 different quizzes, 5 options for summative assessments test, 17 supplementary informational and poetry texts with questions, and answers keys for everything, this complete unit is an effective, no-prep way to teach Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
When you teach with these resources, you’ll never have to plan a lesson on the play again. There is enough here for over two months month of rigorous but accessible reading, analysis, discussion, and writing on Shakespeare’s powerful play.
For most students, Romeo and Juliet
is their first experience reading a Shakespeare play, and so it can be a make-it-or-break-it situation. The pressure is on—not only are you expected to get them excited about reading the 500-year-old words in this play, but their time spent with the two tragic teenagers will set the tone for their experience with other Shakespeare plays during their high school career.
One of the best ways to insure that your Romeo and Juliet unit is a big success with your classes is to make sure that the play is relevant to their lives.
All of the answer keys quote the important passages, so there is no guessing as to which parts of the text are most important. When you discuss the questions with your classes, you can point them to the sections to make sure that they are engaging with the text and working to interpret the sometimes challenging language.
The following resources are included in this bundle, all at a discount when you buy them together:
Romeo & Juliet Activities: Activities for Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, Act 4, & Act 5 (normally priced at $53.77)
Get your students writing, discussing, analyzing, and working through the most important and challenging essential questions of Romeo and Juliet
with these powerful and complete lesson plans. The themes covered in these resources range from 12th century notions of love to the cycle of violence in the Chicago streets, from parents’ relationships with their children to the culture of live fast, die young, and from 17th century ideas on revenge to the life of a Harlem gangster in the early 20th century. In all, there is over one full month of innovative lessons included. You can view the full-priced version of this resource by clicking here
Romeo and Juliet Quiz | Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, Act 4, and Act 5 Questions and Answers (which normally sell for $32.85 when purchased separately)
Included in each of the act resources: handouts with questions for close reading and discussion on every scene; suggestions for interactive notebook activities for every scene; two different versions of act quizzes which include short answers, quote identifications, and short essay prompts; and extensive answer keys for all of the questions and the quizzes. You can view the full-priced versions of these products by clicking on these links: Romeo and Juliet Quiz | Act 1 Questions and Answers
; Romeo and Juliet Quiz | Act 2 Questions and Answers
; Romeo and Juliet Quiz | Act 3 Questions and Answers
; Romeo and Juliet Quiz | Act 4 Questions and Answers
; Romeo and Juliet Quiz | Act 5 Questions and Answers
Romeo and Juliet Test | Romeo and Juliet Unit Test | Romeo and Juliet Final Test (normally priced at $6.97)
With five different options for summative assessment including a traditional text-based test, prompts for argument essays, and two different assignments for fun and creative projects, this resource has you covered. You can view the full-priced version of this resource by clicking here
Additional Texts and Sources Covered in this Resource:
“Rules to Live By” a radio story excerpted from This American Life’s show on Harper High School in Chicago, 2016
“We Real Cool,” a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1959
“Harlem (A Dream Deferred)” a poem by Langston Hughes, 1951
“Harlem Gang Leader” a photo essay by Gordon Parks, 1948
“Judith and Holofernes” a painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, completed between 1614–20
“Of Revenge” an essay by Francis Bacon, 1625
“Bored, Broke and Armed: Clues to Chicago’s Gang Violence” an article by John Eligon, published in The New York Times, 2016
“How We Cut Youth Violence in Boston by 79 Percent” a TED Talk by Jeffrey Brown, 2015
“There's Another Solution To Gang Violence” an opinion piece by Don Williamson, published in The Seattle Times, 1990
"We Are Reclaiming Chicago One Corner at a Time” an opinion piece by Tamar Manasseh, published in The New York Times, 2017
“Editorial: A Chicago alderman finally speaks truth to gang violence” an opinion piece by Editorial Board, published in The Chicago Tribune, 2017
“The Wrong Way to Fight Gangs” an opinion piece by Lauren Markham published in The New York Times, 2017
“Elena” a poem by Pat Mora
“The Writer” a poem by Richard Wilbur
“Sonnet 130” a poem by William Shakespeare
“Sonnet 18” a poem by William Shakespeare
“Sonnet 73” a poem by William Shakespeare
“Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” a poem by Dylan Thomas
"Hanging Fire" a poem by Audre Lorde
"The Victims” a poem by Sharon Olds
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.