Romeo and Juliet Task Cards: Close Reading Passages & Paired Texts

Romeo and Juliet Task Cards: Close Reading Passages & Paired Texts
Romeo and Juliet Task Cards: Close Reading Passages & Paired Texts
Romeo and Juliet Task Cards: Close Reading Passages & Paired Texts
Romeo and Juliet Task Cards: Close Reading Passages & Paired Texts
Romeo and Juliet Task Cards: Close Reading Passages & Paired Texts
Romeo and Juliet Task Cards: Close Reading Passages & Paired Texts
Romeo and Juliet Task Cards: Close Reading Passages & Paired Texts
Romeo and Juliet Task Cards: Close Reading Passages & Paired Texts
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All focusing on the question of “What is Love,” the 14 different stations included will get your students excited about learning when they examine diverse sources. From a Ted Talk to the ideas of ancient Greek philosophers, from a column from The New York Times to writing from 12th-century France, this resource will take your students far and wide.

You’ll love the common core aligned activities because your students will be working to strengthen their skills. Your students will love the tasks because they’re fun and appealing—and they’ll think they’re taking a break from “real work!”

With everything from figurative language lessons to creative writing prompts, from critical thinking activities to nonfiction reading activities, and from inquiry based task cards to visual art analysis, these powerful no-prep lesson plans will get your students excited to analyze, discuss, and write about love in its many forms.

When you teach with these resources, you will

—help your students to have a deeper understanding of love in all of its shapes and forms by challenging them to think critically about multiple sources

—show your classes the importance of figurative language to shaping the way that we define the world

—get your classes excited about contemporary sources

strengthen your students’ close reading skills by giving them rigorous activities that are scaffolded to ensure success

—easily share resources and texts with your students by utilizing the QR codes included here

—engage your classes in group discussions with the ready-to-go, thought-provoking prompts

—easily get your classes to work cooperatively and independently by setting up stations around the room

challenge your students to stretch their comfort zones by experimenting with creative writing

—get your classes to move around and participate in dynamic, innovative activities

easily and quickly assess students’ work and effort with the checklists included here

Included in this resource:

—task cards for 14 activities with a clean, simple design that will appeal to teenagers

—QR codes for required sources so that students can access the material with their own devices

—a convenient reference chart for teachers with information about difficulty level, desired outcome, set-up, kinds of tasks, and common core standards for each set of task cards

a task card recording sheet for teachers and students to track their progress

quick questions for you to spot check students’ understanding after each task

—a rubric to grade the spot check questions

—a prompt for an argument essay

—a graphic organizer for students to brainstorm their essays

—enough activities to keep students thinking, active, and engaged for three or more packed class periods

Texts and Sources included in this resource:

• excerpts from Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, and The Art of Courtly Love, written by Andreas Capellanus

• quotes from Oscar Wilde, Ovid, Sappho, and Euripides

• questions on a Modern Love column from The New York Times

• Billy Collins’ poem “Aimless Love”

• advertisements from contemporary magazines

• Emily Dickinson’s poem “[If You Were Coming in the Fall]”

• a story from the NPR radio show This American Life

• a TED Talk entitled “A Better Way To Talk About Love”

• comics from The New Yorker magazine

Get your students to think critically about love in all of its many forms.

Total Pages
45 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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