Selecting, Presenting, and Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet - A Unit

Selecting, Presenting, and Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet - A Unit
Selecting, Presenting, and Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet - A Unit
Selecting, Presenting, and Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet - A Unit
Selecting, Presenting, and Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet - A Unit
Selecting, Presenting, and Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet - A Unit
Selecting, Presenting, and Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet - A Unit
Selecting, Presenting, and Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet - A Unit
Selecting, Presenting, and Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet - A Unit
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Selecting, Presenting, and Analyzing Text Evidence to Support a Claim

Using the Text of Romeo and Juliet

This writing package provides teachers with what’s needed to teach students how to select, present, and analyze text evidence to support a claim in writing. This 35-page unit uses the text of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to teach and reinforce those lessons.

This product comes as a zip file, the contents of which are both PDF and Microsoft Word documents.

In addition to lesson and practice materials to reinforce the necessary writing concepts, this package also includes a well-guided writing task and rubric, drills to reinforce concepts, checks for understanding, a quiz, and lots of examples, including how to acknowledge the opposition, and how to write about an author’s use of diction.

While the terminology used to teach students how to select, present, and analyze textual evidence is not complex, some of the writing concepts will be new to students. This package scaffolds the process to allow students the opportunity to

1. study the writing concepts,
2. identify the writing concepts in other people’s writing,
3. analyze how those writing concepts function,
4. practice applying the concepts in guided workouts,
5. apply those concepts in their own writing,
6. identify the concepts in their own writing,
7. analyze the effectiveness of those concepts in their own writing.

In addition to common terms such as topic and concluding sentence, the Super Six concepts below are the main concepts upon which this writing unit is based:

TRANSITION — A word or phrase used to connect one idea to the next.

LEAD IN — Gives context or background information to the text evidence. When are we? Where are we? In brief, what's been happening plot-wise leading up to this text evidence?

ATTRIBUTIVE TAG — Whose words were borrowed? Are those words best described as narration, thinking, or dialogue?

TEXT EVIDENCE — Purposefully selected because something about it makes it some of the best evidence to support a(n) thesis, claim, argument, stance, statement, or answer.

CITATION — MLA in-text citation (Author Act.Scene.Lines).

LEAD OUT — It’s analysis. It answers HOW or WHY the text evidence helps support the claim. As part of the analysis, the LEAD OUT often picks apart the author's use of word and phrase choices, including literary elements and writing techniques used. How do these writing choices made by the author support the claim?

Because lead out is analysis, it often involves making inferences. Thus words such as suggests, implies, and indicates are often necessary to use.

The Contents
1. Presenting and Analyzing Text Evidence Vocabulary — This reference page spells out the meanings of and provides examples of the necessary writing concepts.

2. Common Attributive Tags — This lesson provides a list of common attributive tags, asks students to identify ones they already know, to research a few they don’t know, and finishes with practice applying attributive tags in writing.

3. Common Transition Words and Phrases — This lesson provides a list of common transition words, asks students to identify ones they already know, to research a few they don’t know, and finishes with a (partnered) activity that asks students to categorize transitions.

4. Questions to Help You Write Lead-ins — This lesson examines the common questions used to write informative lead-ins. It also provides an example, and, in the next practice section, asks students to use transitions, attributive tags, and lead-ins to present and cite a piece of pretend textual evidence.

5. Presenting Text Evidence Lesson — This lesson outlines two scenarios for presenting text from Romeo and Juliet: (1) presenting a partial line of verse, and (2) multiple consecutive lines of verse. Student notes and a teacher’s guide are included.

6. Presenting Text Evidence as a Block Quote — This lesson tackles the third scenario for presenting text from Romeo and Juliet: the block quotation. Student notes and a teacher’s guide are included.

7. Transition, Lead-in, Attributive Tag, and Citation Practice — This practice session asks students to practice writing transitions, attributive tags, and lead-ins to present and cite a piece of pretend textual evidence.

8. Texts for Understanding — This is a series of checks for understanding that asks students to reply to content-based text messages sent to them on a fake paper phone.

9. Presenting Evidence Quiz — This written quiz asks students to demonstrate the Super Six writing concepts learned and practiced in the unit so far.

10. Analyzing Lead-Out and Identifying Concepts — This task begins with brief cloze notes on the important aspects of writing lead-outs. Then the assignment asks students to identify writing concepts used in an example piece of writing, and analyze the writer’s handling of lead-outs.

11. Juliet’s Potion Concerns Close Read and Writing Task — This guided writing task begins with a close read of act 4, scene 3, and culminates in a writing task that asks students to identify the best adjective to characterize the majority of Juliet’s concerns, and to support that claim. In addition to the 13-question close reading guide (with answers), the writing task also comes with an outline for organizing text evidence, a rubric, examples for how to acknowledge the opposition, examples for how to analyze specific text evidence in the lead-out, and examples for how to write about an author’s use of diction.

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You may also be interested in these great Romeo and Juliet resources available in my store:
Romeo and Juliet Unit Bundle - A 9th Grade English Value
Selecting, Presenting, & Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1 Cloze Note Close Read Quiz Test
Romeo and Juliet Study Guide, Cloze Notes, and Important Passages
Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene Close Read 20 Multiple Choice Quiz Test
Romeo and Juliet Common Core Part 3 English Regents Exam Guided Parallel Task
Juliet's Potion Concerns - A Close Reading & Writing Task - Romeo and Juliet
Romeo + Juliet (1996) Movie Guide

Descriptions

Romeo and Juliet Unit Bundle - A 9th Grade English Value -- This big bundle contains the following:
- A unit for teaching students how to select, present, and analyze text evidence from Romeo and Juliet
- A Common Core Part 3 English Regents Exam Guided Parallel Task
- A huge study guide with cloze notes and important passages (very popular)
- 20 very good multiple choice questions for an assessment on the balcony scene
- An open-text cloze note quiz for act 3, scene 1 (the deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio)
- A movie guide for the 1996 adaptation
- A partner organizer for teamwork throughout the unit

Selecting, Presenting, & Analyzing Text Evidence in Romeo and Juliet -- This writing package provides teachers with what’s needed to teach students how to select, present, and analyze text evidence to support a claim in writing. This 35-page unit uses the text of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to teach and reinforce those lessons.

Romeo and Juliet Common Core Part 3 English Regents Exam Guided Parallel Task -- This product is a guided parallel task for Part 3 of the Common Core English Regents Exam that utilizes a section of the balcony scene from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This product is leveled for ninth graders, but is suitable for sophomores and juniors as well.

Romeo and Juliet Study Guide, Cloze Notes, and Important Passages -- This Romeo and Juliet study guide includes 17 pages of notes on the plot of William Shakespeare's play. These extensive and accurate notes are broken down by acts and scenes. About half of the notes on the play are in cloze note form. An answer sheet for the cloze note blanks is included in this package. The other half of these notes are made up of important passages with ample room for translation, interpretation, text-based support activities, or any short close reading activities you see fit. All passages pulled for these notes contain line numbers from the play.

Romeo and Juliet Balcony Scene Close Read 20 Multiple Choice Quiz Test -- This product is a close read / multiple choice quiz of Act 2, Scene 2 of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, also referred to as the balcony scene. This close read includes 20 multiple choice questions, an answer sheet, and an answer key. The text used for this close read is the one from Holt’s Elements of Literature, Third Course. A text with the same line numbering will also work. There are many out there. The text of the balcony scene is not included as part of this product. The multiple choice questions that accompany this close read focus on several concepts beyond plot comprehension, including imagery, metaphor, simile, personification, characterization, tone, author's purpose, and form (line numbering). Use this product as a guided close read, or use it as an assessment.

Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 1 Cloze Note Close Read Quiz Test -- This original two-page summary of Mercutio and Tybalt's death scene in Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet makes for a great cloze note activity or reading assessment. This unique and student-friendly reading contains 40 blanks that must be completed with both paraphrased responses and answers “directly from the text.” The cloze note format is guidance enough for students to have success understanding the events of this pivotal scene.

Romeo + Juliet (1996) Movie Guide -- This is a movie guide for Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet Partner Creation / Reminder / Organizer -- Help students learn to work with others with this tool for creating partners to work with during activities for Romeo and Juliet.

Juliet's Potion Concerns - A Close Reading & Writing Task - Romeo and Juliet -- This guided writing task begins with a close read of act 4, scene 3, and culminates in a writing task that asks students to identify the best adjective to characterize the majority of Juliet’s potion concerns, and to support that claim with evidence from the text. In addition to the 13-question close reading guide (with answers), this product also comes with an outline for organizing text evidence, a rubric, examples for how to acknowledge the opposition, examples for how to analyze specific language in the text evidence, examples for how to write about an author’s use of diction, and a guide for easy-to-implement presenting text evidence vocabulary.
Total Pages
35 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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