Want to get your students excited about starting Romeo and Juliet by engaging them in powerful prereading activities?
It’s essential to set the tone at the beginning of a unit—when your students are eager to start their new book, it makes teaching that much easier. In order to do that, you need to make the play relevant to their lives and to the issues that they face on a daily basis.
When you start your Shakespeare unit with these activities you will:
• challenge your students to think about the themes and conflicts of the play from the inside out by working through a thematically relevant creative writing exercise
• teach fun, low-key classes while still fulfilling common core requirements
• improve your students’ writing skills while they are having fun writing creatively
• ease your students' reluctance to read this challenging text by making it relevant to their lives
• engage your classes in a critical thinking by using the ready-to-go discussion questions
• easily and quickly prepare the lesson plans with the ready-to-go handouts
• discover how easy it is to get your students excited about learning
Start your Romeo and Juliet unit off with these fun, proven, complete activities.