This Romeo and Juliet Anticipation Guide is a great way to get your students excited to read! The anticipation guide includes 10 statements related to the play's themes and conflicts for students to thoughtfully consider. After reading each statement, students will mark 'agree' or 'disagree' and give a supporting reason. After students have made their selections, the teacher will guide the class in discussing and debating their responses.
An anticipation guide is designed to build curiosity in students before reading. This is essentially important for reading Shakespeare because many students come with preconceived notions about his plays.
This activity is designed for one class period, but it could be extended into two. Some teachers choose to have students give a longer, constructed response to each statement instead of just one sentence. It's up to you! The document is editable, so you can add or alter statements, change columns, fonts, etc.