Already reading Romeo and Juliet? Using my Romeo and Juliet Act One Packet
? Here's another great packet for your students that is challenging, Common Core aligned, and full of great activities!
Cover Sheet: Have students fill in due dates and reading schedule, with an easy-to-score rubric (you decide grades or points).
Vocabulary Act Two: Do this before reading, and help acquaint your students with the language. I love splitting this up--half independent work, half partner. Students use the text, so it's part scavenger hunt, part puzzle. They also are required to correctly cite lines when they fill in the vocab words. This activity has a KEY.
Prologue Worksheet: Students annotate and take notes, then answer questions.
Notes Pages: As they read, students take notes. There are two pages: one lined, one blank. Help students learn this valuable skill by modeling notes of your own on the board or under a doc cam as you read.
Timeline and Summary: After each scene, students write the setting and a brief summary.
Critical Thinking Questions: 15 CCSS-aligned questions that promote in-depth answers.
Character Study: Students examine the Nurse in their own drawings and words.
I am using this with my freshmen, and it really helps with accountability and ease of use. I have them assemble them, too. Make as much of it independent or pair/group work as you'd like.
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