I'm Zac, a secondary English teacher from Australia. Let me tell your more about this resource.
This one page worksheet is designed for students in Years 8 to 10 to help them analyse the Act 1 Prologue from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
The worksheet takes students through the following analytical process:
-circle and define unfamiliar words
-read aloud several times and practice the iambic pentameter rhythm
-highlighting people/groups, setting, conflict/foreshadowing, and audience address
-line by line notetaking
Teaching and Learning:
This is a model process for close reading of Shakespeare which should be used an soft introduction to analysis. I find that students with clear steps to follow often feel more confident and willing to tackle Shakespeare. I also get students to return to this prologue analysis after finishing the play to identify which events were and were not foreshadowed in the prologue. So in terms of teaching, this prologue worksheet is excellent to return to again and again when teaching the structure of tragedy. I also pair this worksheet with Luhrmann's news report prologue from his 1996 film. I have two other linked resources based on Luhrmann's film adaptation, too, you can check out my
Film Notetaking and Example Paragraph
and Key images and quotes from Romeo and Juliet
I hope you find this helpful. If you have a question, please ask and I'll respond within 48 hours. Also, if you have time please check out my other resources, including the freebies.
Good luck and if you no one else tells you, you are making a difference. Thanks for being a teacher.