This lesson and guided notes is designed for use before students begin reading Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.
The lesson provides information on Shakespeare's life, the Elizabethan era, Shakespearean theater, the three types of plays (comedy, tragedy, history) with a focus on tragedy, the tragic hero, catharsis, and some examples of common Shakespearean words.
The guided notes include blanks to keep students engaged as well as relevant images.
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Romeo and Juliet Anticipation Guide: https://bit.ly/2IvCk16
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Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Questions: https://bit.ly/2qadTPj
Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Questions: https://bit.ly/2Izc2Lh
Romeo and Juliet Acts 1 and 2 Test: https://bit.ly/2JqkcXW
Romeo and Juliet Acts 3-5 Questions: https://bit.ly/2GAMIrO
Romeo and Juliet Acts 3-5 Test: https://bit.ly/2GXqRKG
Created for Ms Moore's English Classroom