Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare: Lesson Plan Teaching Unit

Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare: Lesson Plan Teaching Unit
Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare: Lesson Plan Teaching Unit
Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare: Lesson Plan Teaching Unit
Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare: Lesson Plan Teaching Unit
Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare: Lesson Plan Teaching Unit
Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare: Lesson Plan Teaching Unit
Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare: Lesson Plan Teaching Unit
Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare: Lesson Plan Teaching Unit
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  1. Daily detailed lesson plans, unit overview, student workbooks, printable materials, engaging posters: all you need for teaching Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This timeless play is taught year after year in classrooms around the world, and for good reason! You may be teaching this play for the firs
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a commonly taught play in Secondary school. This unit is designed to provide you with everything you need to teach the play from start to finish.


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**Engaging and Rigorous Lessons**

This MASSIVE teaching pack contains attractive step-by-step lesson plans, worksheets, handouts, activities, helpful hints and tips for the teaching of this iconic play, ROMEO AND JULIET. 

For each lesson there is a detailed lesson plan, accompanied by worksheets/handouts, suggested activities, questions and teacher's answers.


INTRODUCTION: A note on all that is contained in this pack!

SUGGESTED CALENDAR SCHEDULE: A day-by-day breakdown of how to teach the play.


LESSON 1 – Introduction: Why Study Shakespeare?: So often students ask the question: Why do we still study Shakespeare? So, this lesson preempts that question. Students also set their own goals for the unit.

LESSON 2 – The Prologue: In this lesson, students start to become comfortable with reading Shakespearean English out loud. Moreover, students will be guided through closely examining the Prologue for key themes of the play.

LESSON 3 – Act One, Scenes 1 - 2: It is vital that students get up out of their seats when studying Shakespeare. In this lesson, key parts of Act 1 are broken into groups and students perform their way through this scene. This lesson also includes work on understanding puns.

LESSON 4 – Act One, Scene 3 : In this lesson, we focus in on the scene with Juliet, her mother and the nurse proposing the idea of marriage to Juliet. This lesson contains a graphic organizer for students to zoom in and analyze this key scene.

LESSON 5 – Act 1, Scene 5 : This is the party scene in which Romeo and Juliet first meet. Their dialogue in this scene can be a little tricky (with lots of religious metaphors being used) so this lesson focuses in on this interaction.

LESSON 6 & 7 – Act 2, Scene 2 This lesson will take 2 class periods - this is, after all, the vital balcony scene! In this lesson, students will get up out of their seats and enact the scene as a class (it has been broken down into individual sections).

LESSON 8 – Act 2, Scenes 3 - 6 : In these scenes, the young lovers turn to the adults in their lives to help guide them: the Friar and the Nurse. In this lesson, students discuss and debate this element of the plan, and focus in on a character of their choosing.

LESSON 9 – Act 3, Scene 1: In this lesson, students work in groups to create tableaux based on this pivotal scene in which Mercutio and Tybalt are killed.

LESSON 10 – Act 3, Scene 2: In this scene Juliet hears of Tybalt’s murder at Romeo’s hand. This lesson centers around this scene, and in particular focuses in on Juliet’s use of oxymorons as a way of expressing her conflicting feelings.

LESSON 11 – Act 3, Scenes 3 - 6: This lesson centers around 2 key events which take place in scenes 3-6: Students improvise movements while others read the interaction between Romeo and the Friar; and then we closely analyze the images of light and darkness at the start of scene 5.

LESSON 12 – Act 4, Scenes 1 & 2: This lesson centers around the plan which the Friar proposes to Juliet. Students are required to map out this plan, and theorize potential problems. Students will also learn about promptbooks, and remembering that this is a script which is intended to be acted out.

LESSON 13 – Peer Editing / Act 5, Scene 1: After completing their writing for homework, students spend half of this lesson peer editing, and revising their work. The second half of the lesson is spent reading and discussing act 5, scene 1, in which Romeo hears the news of Juliet’s death.

LESSON 14 – Act 5, Scenes 2 & 3 : As the play races to a close, this lesson focuses in on these final scenes, with students reading, discussing and responding.

LESSON 15 – Fun Review Stations: As a way to review the play in its entirety, this lesson has students rotating through 4 different stations as a way of reviewing the play, getting creative, and engaging with the text, whilst incorporating movement and group work.



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Total Pages
65 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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