Lesson Plan

Romeo and Juliet Social Media

Romeo and Juliet characters meet on Twitter
Hannah L.
Special Education Instructor
Titusville Senior High School
Titusville, PA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to create accounts on twitter as a predetermined character from Romeo and Juliet and 'tweet' as if they were that character.

English Language Arts
reading comprehension
using supporting evidence
writing clearly
Grades 9 - 10
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Intro/Bell Ringer

The students will be required to access the classes twitter feed and answer the poll on most popular social media websites.

After the teacher will ask how many utilize the social media site, twitter.

Student Instructions

Students will answer the poll question on the most popular social media websites. 

After the students will discuss how many use twitter.

2 Direct Instruction

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Describe the objective of the lesson to the students as they receive their character. 

Each student will make their own twitter account based on the character given to them. Making sure to include the classroom twitter account to share the conversation. They are to share their username with the class on the back channel. Then they are required to interact with at least two other characters from the class.

Student Instructions

The students will take notes on the material introduced and then create their Twitter account to share on the back channel.

3 Independent Practice

Observe students accounts as they communicate with one another.

Help students who are having a difficult time tweeting.

Student Instructions

Students are to communicate with other classmates portraying a character from Romeo and Juliet.

4 Closure

Have the students favorite their favorite tweet from their classmates and then write on an exit ticket the tweet and why they favorited it, and how it related to the play.

Having the students share their tweets with the classroom page allows the teacher to assess their tweets relevance to the play and to the character they tweeted. Also the exit ticket assess the students understanding of another students work.

Student Instructions

The students will favorite a tweet then write on an exit slip why they favorited it and how it relates to the play.