Romeo and Juliet a modern Love Story
Students will watch 1996 verison of Romeo and Juliet to see how Shakespeare's words can be used in a modern setting.
2 Direct Instruction
After watching the Schooltube video on figurative language, students will be led in a discussion about Shakespeare's use of figurative language and will be encouraged to write out examples of uses of figurative lanaguages in modern times.
3 Guided Practice
Students will be broken up into four groups and each group will be given an scene from the play. The groups will be charged with re-writing the scene using modern language while maintaining figurative language. For example, in formal or slang from that time will be replaced with today's pop culture terminology.
4 Independent Practice
Groups will act out their re-written scenes for the class. Each student will be required to participate and recite at least one line of the re-written scene.
Students will give peer feedback and reviews much in the style of a theater critic assessing accuracy, the language chosen, and if it maintained the theme of the original scene.