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Romeo and Juliet Complete Unit Plan

Romeo and Juliet Complete Unit Plan
Romeo and Juliet Complete Unit Plan
Romeo and Juliet Complete Unit Plan
Romeo and Juliet Complete Unit Plan
Romeo and Juliet Complete Unit Plan
Romeo and Juliet Complete Unit Plan
Romeo and Juliet Complete Unit Plan
Romeo and Juliet Complete Unit Plan
Product Description
This extensive 260-page unit plan for Romeo and Juliet is completely designed around the philosophy of developing close reading skills and text based responses which require supporting evidence for nearly every aspect of each scene and act of the play. Our Romeo and Juliet unit is completely original and has been keenly tuned to address a wide range of learners with varying reading comprehension skills. In short, this unit will help all students to look closely at Shakespeare’s craft and encourage them to write thoughtful, in depth responses and support their ideas with evidence from the text.

This 260-page unit plan includes the following:

 A Table of Contents outlining the seven parts of the entire unit:

110 pages of printable worksheets and graphic organizers
25 pages of fill-in-the blank review activities and quizzes for each act
50 pages of homework activities
19 pages of individual quizzes for each act
23 pages of formal assessments
15 pages of daily quiz questions

Every activity requires the students to engage in close reading and provide textual evidence for the all of their responses.
• Every lesson can be taught using a myriad of teaching styles:
 Partner or neighbor cooperative pairs
 Small groups for cooperative learning
 Individual or independent practice
 Homework
• Each lesson is intently crafted to be used with smart board technology.
• All lessons are able to be reproduced and photocopied.
• There is a balance between the aesthetic appeal of each lesson and the practicality of black and white photocopying.
• Each lesson is set up as a self-contained graphic organizer with explicit instructions on how to complete the day’s activity.
• Each lesson has a “Put it all Together” writing activity encouraging students to reflect on the key concepts learned during the day’s lesson.
• Any daily lesson can be done as a homework assignment (many acts have multiple activities, so one can be sent home as a way to review or reinforce the day’s lesson) **this is something I do all the time for quick grades.
• Any daily lesson can be collected and graded.
• Any daily lesson can be collected to assess individual and class comprehension.

Part 1: Worksheet and Graphic Organizers

Act I: Daily lesson plans and activity sheets:
• Prologue analysis
• The complaints of Verona’s citizens
• The Prince’s decree
• Benvolio questions Romeo

Act II: Daily lesson plans and activity sheets:

• Rosaline and Juliet comparison
• Mercutio’s opinion of Tybalt
• Friar Laurence’s concerns
• Romeo and Mercutio’s differing views about love
• Attitudes about love
• The balcony scene
• Romeo’s plea to Friar Laurence
• Mercutio’s presence

Act III Daily lesson plans and activity sheets:

• Word play among the young men
• Responsibility for Mercutio’s death
• Juliet’s emotional response
• The Prince’s verdict
• Response to Romeo’s banishment
• Romeo seeks help
• Expressions of love
• Juliet’s double talk
• Darkness descends

Act IV: Daily lesson plans and activity sheets:

• Reactions to Juliet’s death
• Juliet’s soliloquy

Act V: Daily lesson plans and activity sheets:

• Paris versus Romeo
• Romeo’s final soliloquy
• The Prince’s final verdict

Overall Play Review: Daily lesson plans and activity sheets:

• Punishment or pardon?
• Delivering messages
• The many faces of Lord Capulet
• Juliet and her mother
• Maintaining the peace
• Evaluating the importance of dreams
• The Wheel of Fortune (not the gameshow… )
• Analyzing several themes
• Critiquing the various types of love
• A notion about love
• The play’s turning point
• Thematic analysis about impulsivity
• Juliet and the Nurse
• Juliet’s time of need

Part 2: Homework:

1. Juliet’s Response to Paris’s Proposal (2 pages)
2. Romeo’s Opinion about Love (2 pages)
3. Rosaline and Juliet Comparison (2 pages)
4. Capulet Character Analysis (2 pages)
5. Juliet’s Choice (2 pages)
6. Analysis of Minor Characters (1 page)
7. Romeo’s Emotional Responses (2 pages)
8. Lady Capulet and the Nurse’s Views on Marriage (2 pages)
9. Evaluating the Nurse’s Role (2 pages)
10. Mercutio and Romeo’s differing Personalities (2 pages)
11. Mercutio and the Nurse’s Influence (2 pages)
12. A Contrast in Mood (2 pages)
13. Mercutio’s Death (2 pages
14. Reactions to Romeo’s Banishment (2 pages)
15. Opinions About Marriage (2 pages)
16. Friar Laurence’s Advice (3 pages)
17. Juliet’s Witty Comments (2 pages)
18. Reactions to Juliet’s Death (2 pages)
19. Romeo Reaction to Adversity (2 pages)
20. Romeo offers a eulogy for Mercutio
21. Juliet offers a eulogy for Tybalt
22. Letter Writing Exercise: Friar Laurence to Romeo
23. Letter Writing Exercise: Juliet to her parents
24. Letter Writing Exercise: Friar Laurence to the Parents
End of Play Review: Aristotle’s Blueprint of a play’s Anatomy

Part 3: Transitional Words and Phrases:

• Over 100 words and phrases designed to enhance student writing
• Appropriate for all grade levels
• Appropriate for all levels of writing ability

Part 4: Fill-in-the-Blank Review:

• Plot summary review sheets for each act
• Each review sheet follows the play’s plot in detail
• All five acts are included
• Word banks are included for each fill-in-the-blank activity
• Teacher answer key included for each act

Part 5: Individual Act Quizzes:

• Five quizzes total: 1 per act
• Each quiz contains between eight and ten questions
• Questions are designed to elicit short, thoughtful writing responses
• Students are required to use text-based evidence for all answers
• Students may/may not use their notes or annotated text (teacher’s discretion; based on the depth of detail required by the teacher)

• Wide range of answers are acceptable

Part 6: Unit Tests and Essay:

• Two assessments:
• (1) 50 questions total: Matching, True/False, Identify the Speaker, Identify the Order, Multiple Choice
• (1) 50 multiple choice questions
• Designed to follow the play’s plot in sequential order
• Two separate answer keys
• Several possible essay questions

Part 7: Daily Quiz Questions:

• 5-15 questions for each section
• Over 260 questions total/answers included
• Designed to elicit a one-word response or brief explanation
• Intended to assess reading comprehension and retention

Total Pages
260 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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