This 8th grade Unit Plan for Romeo and Juliet is formatted in a complete 27 day daily lesson plan chart that includes an objective, do now, agenda for the day, complete materials used (which you can, and should!, purchase separately as the unit is hinged on individual, group, and performance based work), homework, and what to correct. The agenda is extremely thorough with a time stamp for each portion based on a 55 minute class. This unit is geared towards students' first experience with Shakespeare. It is supplemented by both film versions of the play: Zeffirelli and Luhrmann. Students will complete both an individual performance of a scene in Act III and a final assessment of the themes Shakespeare raises. This unit has been taught six years in a row and has evolved and been revised thoroughly each year. A GREAT buy!