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Romeo and Juliet Daily Activities

Romeo and Juliet Daily Activities
Romeo and Juliet Daily Activities
Romeo and Juliet Daily Activities
Romeo and Juliet Daily Activities
Romeo and Juliet Daily Activities
Romeo and Juliet Daily Activities
Romeo and Juliet Daily Activities
Romeo and Juliet Daily Activities
Product Description
This unit contains over 115 pages for 40 daily lesson activities individually reviewing Shakespeare’s entire play, Romeo and Juliet. Most assignments follow the individual scenes within in each act; so the class can read one or two scenes and then complete an assignment. Or you can read the entire act and then choose from several key assignments to review major plot points or elements of the act. Honestly, there are too many activities to realistically be completed. But for my teaching style, I’d rather have too much then not enough. So, over the years, we’ve compiled numerous activities which give us the freedom to pick and choose which activity we would like to use for a particular scene or act based on the caliber of the class and the grade level. Some activities are straight forward and may serve as a general, quick review, while others are more involved and may be better accomplished through partner work or in cooperative groups.

I adhere to the basic principal that each lesson should require the students to become engaged in the reading. Therefore, through a variety of graphic organizers, worksheets, and chart fill-ins, students continually practice close reading techniques as they cite evidence from the text to support their answers and opinions. All lessons conclude with a series of questions entitled, “Put it all Together” which helps the students to summarize essential concepts they analyzed during the lesson and offer a personal opinion about the material learned for each particular lesson. Again, I want my students to interact with the text and so every assignment requires the kids to go back and either cite, summarize or analyze textual details. Students must then use the textual evidence they have gathered to draw conclusions, make predictions or inferences, or support thoughtful literary criticism.

At times, I bring up the lessons on a smart-board or LCD projector and let the students copy a sketch of the daily graphic organizer. Other times, with the more intricate designs, I want to photocopy the worksheet for the students so that they may write directly on the assignment. With this in mind, I tried to maintain a balance between the visual appeal of each organizer and the practicality of making photocopies for any lesson.

As with most graphic organizers or handouts, I have used these lessons in a variety of learning environments including: group work, partner or neighbor work or individual practice. Some lessons are extensive and may require more than one class period or can be completed for homework. Each lesson also acts as a great quiz to assess any student’s comprehension for a particular scene of the play. Since there are so many lessons for each act, I often have the students complete some of the basic worksheets independently for homework; this is turn acts as a great review and reinforces the day’s lesson.

There is no answer key for these assignments since it is impossible to assume what any individual teacher would accept as a correct answer. My own acceptance for answers varies greatly depending on the grade level, class level, individual student ability and even what material I decided to focus on during instruction. An answer I would accept from an AP student would vary greatly from an answer I would find acceptable from an inclusion student. Both may have a “right” answer with varying levels of proficiency.

Activities include the following titles:

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

Total Pages
115 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
N/A
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