This resource engages students in close reading strategies to examine five excerpts from the play Romeo and Juliet.
Focusing on the theme of "When passion overrules reason, tragedy often follows," this Common-Core based lesson asks students to summarize and annotate, focus on literary devices, and apply the reading strategies of making inferences, and questioning.
Additionally, there are metacognitive thinking stems that allow students to make personal and real-world connections to the text.
Finally, each excerpt gives students writing practice in which textual support for their ideas is required.
There are 5 passages, one from each act of the play.
To round out the unit, a Literary Analysis essay prompt is included, along with an evidence chart for prewriting. Also, a movie viewing activity and writing assignment are here, too.
I hope you will find this product helpful as you transition your class towards Common Core.
If you like this, please check out these other helpful lessons:
Romeo and Juliet Return to the Text Annotations
To Kill a Mockingbird Close Reading Unit
Thank you and enjoy!