These homework assignments are originally part of our full Romeo and Juliet unit. We decided to sell this component separately and it includes the 50-page segment with 25 individual homework assignments. Certain homework assignments target key scenes, while other assignments review themes and motifs after they have been fully developed through close readings of the text.
Any of these twenty-five assignments can just as easily be used in class as a review activity. They can be completed individually, with partners or in cooperative groups as students work to reference evidence from the text to support their arguments.
Most importantly, students continue to practice their close reading skills as every homework assignment requires students to return to the text or their notes; providing detailed examples or direct quotes to support their ideas and opinions.
The Word Document format allows you to adjust any part of the assignments to suit your teaching needs.
Homework titles included:
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
25. End of Play Review: Aristotle’s Blueprint of a play’s Anatomy