I use these handouts at the end of (or throughout) a unit on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with both 8th and 9th graders. These film studies are especially great for those last days of school when the students (and teachers!) are a little burned out, or even for a day when you know you'll have a sub.
Other than procuring the film and making the copies, this is a no-prep activity! You get some down time, and your students get to learn through the medium of film, with the handout keeping them accountable for paying attention and analyzing the film.
Please note: you will need to rent or purchase the films to show with these handouts! I purchase digital copies or DVDs so that I can use the films year after year, but you can also rent them through services like Amazon.com.
I have linked below the films on Amazon.com for your convenience. The edition does not matter for use with the handout.
1968 Romeo and Juliet film: http://amzn.to/1R7pr9N
1997 Romeo and Juliet film: http://amzn.to/203QPM8
Gnomeo and Juliet film: http://amzn.to/203QYPB
This download includes the following items:
- 1968 Romeo and Juliet film study student handout (2 sided) in both PDF and editable Word Doc formats
- 1997 Romeo and Juliet film study student handout (2 sided) in both PDF and editable Word Doc formats
- Gnomeo and Juliet film study student handout (2 sided) in both PDF and editable Word Doc formats
- Teacher Notes page with tips and suggestions for using the handouts with your classes.
Each film and handout takes about two 60-minute class periods, although with some artful fast-forwarding, each could be condensed into one 60-minute class period.
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