This is a simple, but comprehensive, reading guide for Romeo and Juliet. It is fully designed by myself, an actual teacher in an actual classroom with actual students. I've used this reading guide for three years, and it's at the point that I feel comfortable promoting it as a product for other teachers.
- Introductory material on Shakespeare, Elizabethan theater, and drama.
- Each scene gets its own page (except the Act 2 Prologue).
- Each page has a quotation from its respective scene that touches upon the themes and conflict of the play (this is mostly aesthetic).
- Each page lays out its respective scene's dramatis personae, INCLUDING approximately how many lines each character has (good for deciding roles when reading in class).
- Each scene's setting is shown, including day and time (important for analyzing how Shakespeare utilizes time in the conflict).
- Each scene has its own original synopsis.
- Each scene has four questions for students to answer, based on different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: Comprehension, Analysis, Prediction, and Reflection
- At the bottom of each page is an area for you to stamp. I do a quick pass around the room at the beginning of class and award either 5, 3, 1, or 0 points based on my quick assessment of completeness, effort, and accuracy.
The preview offers the first 11 (of 30) pages for free; that's all the introductory material and the first act. Try it out, and if you like what you see, you can buy the rest. :)
As a bonus when you purchase, you also get a link to the Google Doc so that you can edit it as you wish.