Is Romeo an action hero or an emotional wreck? Were Romeo and Juliet really in love or just infatuated? Hear what your students think and assess their writing skills!
A front and back sheet for each topic that explains the paper, has an outline, and shows them how to correctly punctuate quotations from a drama. Also has an example body paragraph. The body paragraph is written from the topic “Is Juliet’s dad a good father?” If I do one with the love.infatuation topic, they tend to plagiarize.
It also includes quotations for each topic and a rubric. How to make copies of all of it to save the most paper is also included :).
This is part of the final exam in my Freshman English class. Students have written papers all semester, so this does not include a lot of help/reminders. Students are allowed to bring all of this and their Romeo and Juliet journal (which we keep up with as they read that is basically a summary of every scene in a little interactive notebook). I give this to students three or four days before the exam date so I have time to answer any questions. They have to choose quotations that show their topic’s progression throughout the play.
On exam day, they come in with their materials and write until they finish, which usually only takes about 45 minutes. I grade it with the rubric provided.
I also have these topics listed individually:
Romeo: Hero or Emotional Wreck?
Romeo and Juliet: Love or Infatuation?
Feel free to click on them to see more of the sheets that are included.
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