Stories are a great way to introduce children to Shakespeare! Present the play Romeo and Juliet to students as a story, then engage them in activities to remember the plot. These materials are geared for 3rd-5th graders, but could be used as low-end differentiation for middle school students as well. There are enough materials here to cover three to five 45-minute class sessions.
• Basic lesson plan and materials explanations
• Shakespeare story books resource list
• Two worksheets are provided. They cover the same information but can be differentiated for age/ability of your students. Answer keys are included.
• A facts and charades game that reviews the plot of the story. Instructions, answer keys, and twenty-four facts and charades cards are included.
• A mini script of a scene from Romeo and Juliet. It consists of the interactions of several characters at the masked ball, and the balcony scene. Performance time is about seven minutes. The cast consists of eight characters plus a few non-speaking extras. The words all belong to Shakespeare. I have edited the scene to include lines that are easiest for children to speak and understand while still getting the storyline across.
If you are interested in just parts of this bundle, check out my TpT store for the Romeo and Juliet facts/charades game and the Romeo and Juliet mini script sold separately: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Lisa-Lohmann
I have several Shakespeare-themed materials in my TpT store. They include bundles, games, and scripts of scenes related to William Shakespeare, the Globe Theater, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet. Check them out!
Clip art from ineetagoodclip http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Anita-Goodwin was used in this product. Thanks, Anita!