Romeo and Juliet Fancy Lunch--Analysis of Shakespeare's Craft in Act I → Editable files!
Want to engage your interpersonal, musical, and kinesthetic learners? Here is a discussion protocol I use with my students after they’ve finished reading Act I from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Students will stand up and mingle while “elevator music” plays… when the music stops, they take on challenging discussion questions that focus on Shakespeare’s craft. The fun part is the “fancy lunch” format—there are four courses, so students will have four partners during this discussion.
This is a challenging activity that focuses on the effect of Shakespeare’s use of chiasmus, paradoxes, comic relief, and the sonnet form in Act I. I use this with Honors 9th and 10th grade students.
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