In this versatile lesson, students create an epitaph for a character who dies in either Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet or Julius Caesar. The students are given examples of famous and poignant epitaphs, and then pre-write using a graphic organizer. Students then write a four line epitaph and include a quotation for textual support. At the end, students present their epitaphs to the class.
An alternate GT/Pre-AP assignment is included for both Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar. The advanced assignment asks students to also incorporate rhyming iambic pentameter and figurative language into their epitaphs.
Included in this bundle are:
- Lesson plans, including Common Core objectives and student friendly objectives
- Information on, and ten interesting examples of, epitaphs
- A preparatory level and GT level assignment sheet for both Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar (4 separate assignment sheets in total)
- A preparatory level and GT level rubric for both Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar (4 separate rubrics in total)
- Pre-writing/brainstorming graphic organizer for both Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar (2 graphic organizers in total)
- Tombstone graphic for a final draft (can alternately be done on construction paper or poster board.)
Please note that these products are available separately below, but this bundle saves you 20%!
Romeo and Juliet Epitaph Project with GT Extension
Julius Caesar Epitaph Project with GT Extension
Please see my other English resource:
Expository Essay Peer Reflection
Romeo and Juliet or Julius Caesar Epitaph Lesson Bundle with GT extension
by Kimberly Yandell
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