William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet Digital Booktalk
This short video can serve as a prereading activity.
Romeo and Juliet Family Shields
This lesson takes the family loyalty facet of the play beyond mere coloring family crests into the hallways and cafeteria. The "banished student" is especially intriguing.
Romeo and Juliet Letter Tiles Puzzle
Students rearrange letter tiles to complete famous quotations from the play. Includes answers. Adobe Reader required for access; 2 pages.
Romeo and Juliet License Plates
A fun culminating activity.
Romeo and Juliet Text Messages
This parody by cartoonist Roz Chast was first published in the New Yorker.
Romeo and Juliet Timeline Activity
In this review activity students reconstruct the plot, looking at cause-and-effect relationships. This activity requires each student to have a digital copy of the file, which is available in both MS-Word and Rich Text formats.
Romeo and Juliet ... Unfinished Business?
In this lesson, students will use their knowledge and analysis of the characters to produce a Crossfire-style show where characters interview one another in a discussion format.
Study Guide for Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Scene-by-scene background and analysis, with emphasis on the Zefirelli film version.
Studying Romeo and Juliet for GCSE
Careful analysis of several aspects of the play, and some suggestions for comparing it with A Midsummer Night's Dream. This web page is intended for students who are following the AQA/NEAB GCSE syllabi in English Language (1111/1112) and English literature (1121).
Suggestions for Pairing Contemporary Music and Canonical Literature
A list of songs that were inspired by reading literature. Organized by the last name of the author (e.g. Chinua Achebe, William Butler Yeats), the list includes song title, performer, year of release, and more. The list includes 12 songs inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
A Teacher's Guide to Romeo and Juliet
A nice variety of approaches to the play, including suggestions for avoiding censorship. This 15-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.
"Very tragical mirth:" Romeo and Pyramus, Juliet and Thisbe
Shakespeare tells the same story in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet and Pyramus and Thisbe, only one story is tragic and the other comic. This lesson asks students to investigate Shakespeare's use of the different elements of poetry to understand how the same story can create two such different effects on an audience.
What's Your Sign?
In this lesson, students will analyze characters' personalities and relate them to the study of astrology in Shakespeare's time. This activity will increase the studentsí understanding of early modern beliefs about astrology and, in doing so, give them a greater understanding of Shakespearean character traits.
You Kiss by the Book
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