Lesson Plan

Romeo and Juliet Prologue

After reading the Act I prologue of Romeo and Juliet, students will understand the purpose of Act I.
Barbara D.
Classroom teacher
Stapleton High School
Stapleton, NE
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
Objectives

Students will be able to...

Stapleton High School is a 1:1 Chromebook school, so students will utilize Chromebooks to complete the assignment.

Analyze the function and critique the author's use of literary devices

Analyze the theme and main idea of a literary work

Cite specific textual evidence to analyze and evaluate

Answer literal, inferential, critical, and interpretive questions using evidence from the text to support answers

Acquire new academic and content-specific grade-level vocabulary

 

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 9
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Student Notes

1 Hook: students will answer the following questions: what causes people to fall in love? What factors can get in the way of two people wanting to be together?

Students will be given the following prompt:  

What do you think causes people to fall in love? Answer that in a complete sentence.

Students will be given the question in a Canvas discussion room and will post and comment on each other's entries.

Next, after answering the previous question, students will be given the next prompt:

What factors can get in the way of two people wanting to be together?

Students will answer that question in Google Classroom also.  

Student Instructions

Read the following prompt:  

What do you think causes people to fall in love? Answer that in a complete sentence in the 9th grade Canvas discussion room.

After posting your answer, respond to at least two of your classmates' posts.

Next,  post your answer to the following prompt:  

What factors can get in the way of two people wanting to be together?  Again, complete sentences.

Again, after posting your answer, respond to at least two of your classmates' posts.

 

2 Direct Instruction

1.  Students and teacher together will read the Prologue of Act I of Romeo and Juliet on No Fear Shakespeare.

2.  First reading will be the original version

3.  Second reading will be the modern translated version

4.  Vocabulary, themes, and concepts will be a whole class discussion.

5.  Teacher will be available for questions, comments, etc.

Student Instructions

1.  Read the Prologue of Act I Romeo and Juliet on No Fear Shakespeare.

2.  Be ready to discuss the vocabulary, themes, and concepts of the Prologue to Act I.

3 Guided Practice

1.  After reading the Prologue, students will complete a worksheet with a partner to check for understanding of the concepts of the Prologue and what it means for Act 1. 

2.  Worksheet will be done in collaboration in Canvas.

3.  Choose a partner to complete the Act 1 Prologue worksheet.

Student Instructions

Choose a partner and complete the worksheet in your Canvas account.

4 Independent Practice

PlayPosit
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After finishing the partner work, students will log into Playposit to take an independent quiz on the Prologue of Act I of Romeo and Juliet.

The quiz will check students' comprehension of the Prologue to see if students are ready to move on to reading Act I. 

Student Instructions

Log in to your Playposit account and take the quiz on the Prologue of Act I of Romeo and Juliet.

5 Wrap-Up

Teacher will bring class back together to discuss the Prologue, go over the Playposit quiz,  Canvas discussion, answer any other questions, and talk about any confusion.

 

Student Instructions

Read a book or work on other homework until everyone is finished with the Playposit quiz.  We will be having a whole class discussion of the Prologue once everyone is finished.