William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Lesson plans & other teaching ideas, p. 2

For introductory, background and other resources, try Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age . For links to other plays, try the Shakespeare Main Page.

For introductory, background and other resources, try Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Age . For links to other plays, try the Shakespeare Main Page.

Letters Of Heartbreak Find Some Love In Verona, Italy
This short article (includes link to audio) describes the "secretaries" who respond to letters mailed to Juliet in Verona, Italy. What might your students write either to or from the secretaries?

Master Class: Teaching Romeo and Juliet
In December 2013 the Folger Shakespeare Library sponsored a Master Class in teaching Romeo and Juliet . The video is available here in total (59:12) or in shorter segments.

"O Wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?": The Art of Wooing in Romeo and Juliet
This strategy asks students to compare "pick up lines" from Shakespeare's time and now. Adobe Reader or compatible application required for access to the 4 handouts.

Pre-Reading Romeo and Juliet : Performing and Analyzing the Prologue
Students will explore performing the prologue to Romeo and Juliet as a pre-reading activity. Through movement and vocal work, students will work in groups to create a brief presentation of the prologue to clarify meaning, get to know the style and language of the text, and make inferences about the play's central questions. Designed for 2-3 45-minute class sessions.

Redefining Romeo and Juliet : Reclaiming the "Ghetto"
In this blog a teacher asks, "As educators, our role is changing; the power of student production is a necessary tool for critical analysis. How can these tools break down existing assumptions?" His students use Flip cameras to connect the play to their own environment.

Romeo and Juliet
Reading strategies, including an anticipation guide, guided imagery, and a KWHL chart.

Romeo and Juliet
Prereading activity, act-by-act reading guides, paper and project ideas, and related links.

Romeo and Juliet
This site offers several resources: unit plans, links to related sites, a study guide, and a WebQuest.

Romeo and Juliet
Plot summary, themes, discussion of imagery and style, essay topics, more.

Romeo and Juliet
A variety of post-reading activities.

Romeo and Juliet and "Montague and Capulet as Shiite and Sunni"
This site pairs the prologue to the play with an informational text reviewing a production of the play in Baghdad. Includes 6 discussion questions.

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