Great on getting students intrigued on Shakespeare. Aside, another possible argument one may have towards Romeo and Juliet being taught in schools is about Friar Lawrence. There is no doubt that Romeo and Juliet should be taught in high schools, as has been done for many years. Of course it has literary merit. But, to develop the story, Friar Lawrence had to have this sleeping potion in his possession.
It looks at the themes and language that Shakespeare uses to describe love. The student side asks two questions. Students read a short biography of the Bard and then create a timeline of his life. Read on for my approach to. More information on course-appropriate titles may be found at. As the students read, I ask them to mark any words or phrases connected to love in red and mark any words or phrases connected to hate in black.
Students pair up and take turns. Looking for a fun way to do it that engages kids while they learn? Great on getting students intrigued on Shakespeare. I also ask them to circle any words connected to the number two so that they can begin to see the power of pairs. Many of my students are struggling readers and would have additional difficulty reading the original Elizabethan text. Option 4: Hook Them With The Themes Previewing the themes in the play is a great way for students to see the relevance of Shakespeare's work to their own lives. I believe that Shakespeare is meant to be seen rather then read but we will do a little of both in this unit.
It is true that much of the dialogue is confusing, but nowadays students are given so many resources that it is simple to find the meaning of even the most confusing quote. On the left, hyperlinked text of the play. Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of teaching William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet first from a predominately aesthetic stance and then from a predominately efferent stance. It may sound confusing, but the form I have developed makes it pretty easy to get good information from both students and parents. Countless figures of language are included, which may be hard to understand because you have to use context clues to figure out what point the characters are trying to stress to the audience. While this might be because my students were suffering from long term memory loss ha! Today, the title characters are regarded as young lovers. It immediately makes students aware of their connection to the theme of this ageless story.
Students will analyze Petrarchan conventions within the three sonnets in Romeo and Juliet. He just walked around all day collecting herbs. I can tell from your question that you sense that life is unjust. This lesson plan was one of the winners in a lesson plan contest sponsored by TeachersFirst in 2002. The students in my class have some background knowledge of Shakespeare, the play, Romeo and Juliet, and its resolution.
Students are asked to take notes in their journals as we move through the power point slides. Romeo, son of Lord and Lady Montague. Possibly, 100 years ago it could be too difficult, but nowadays it is made possible to decipher the difficult metaphors in the play due to the countless resources available to high school students. Because this demonstrates the emotional state of Romeo and establishes his friendship with Benvolio, I first facilitate a reading of the last interaction between Romeo and Benvolio end of Scene 1 and discuss the translation of this quote as well as Shakespeare's use of figurative language referring to the original text:. Families, educators, and policymakers turn to Common Sense for unbiased information and trusted advice to help them learn how to harness the positive power of media and technology for all kids. Inevitably there are big differences not only in what students want in a life-long mate and what their parents want for them, but also in what students think their parents want for them versus what they really want for their children and in what parents think their children want for themselves. Altogether, there are many more pros than cons to reading Romeo and Juliet in high school classrooms.
I then upload the PowerPoint to the Nearpod application. They will evaluate whether Juliet adheres to or rejects these conventions. By rapping some of Shakespeare's famous lines, Hip hop artist Akala reveals the striking and enlightening parallels between today's hip hop and the Bard's plays. See more ideas about Teaching english, Education english and English lessons. I begin by showing students an and ask them to read it.
The fact that he possibly died on his birthday always fascinates them, that and his marriage to an older woman. We discuss similarities and differences to Modern English, but I won't tell them what it is or what it says. Follow links to learn how your students can produce something similar. They have to explain why it has or has not changed based on what was read. Procedure Students are given a two-sided survey to complete as homework. I want to clear up any confusion as to who belongs to which family and how they relate to each other.
In a situation such as having to understand a legal document, you would be very thankful to have had the experience. For this lesson I stop on slide 22 and do a quick verbal summary of important facts covered in the power point. If I'm feeling festive, we'll don party hats and have birthday cake. In this post we've compiled a whole bunch of those memes. Due to the fact I can see the submissions instantly, I can give reflective feedback for those students who seem to have trouble comprehending what was read.
For more Romeo and Juliet resources, go to For a translation of the entire play into modern English, go to No Fear Shakespeare at. Looking for a fun way to do it that engages kids while they learn? Many thanks to the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare for this resource! If you read the play, you will see that Shakespeare too questioned the unfairness of life. I also adapted the power point in several ways. Designed for two 45-minute class sessions. It's also fun to look at some of the that are now a part of everyday conversations. Romeo never listens The teacher next door, who always seems to be doing timed-writing as I scream, does.