Romeo and Juliet: To Tell, Or Not To Tell
Commencement, 9th Grade
The students will be able to discuss the reasons, in written and verbal form, why Romeo and Juliet should and should not tell their parents that they are getting married with 80% accuracy.
The students will be able to explain their reasons with 80% accuracy.
1. Read Act I and II of the play Romeo and Juliet before this lesson.
2. Provide copies of the play the day of the lesson.
3. Show the Notebook presentation using the SMART Board.
4. Utilize the prompts on pages one and two, and the student examples on page 3 to guide the lesson.
5. The teacher's guide, titled "R&J Teacher Notes" in the Support Materials section, will guide the teacher through the pages of the SMART Notebook presentation.
6. The students who are called on to write their answers on the SMART Board can print the pages for assessment. The students who did not write their answers on the Board can write their answers on the worksheet chart. Then discuss the pages with the students.
7. Ask the students if there was a time when they had to decide to tell their parents something or not and what did each one decide to do. Provide time to discuss these personal experiences. Have students add these examples to the four column chart. (See MHS r&j reason to tell document in Support Materials section.)
8. Discuss each section of the presentation with students.
9. Have students write the section of the play where they found the relevant information to back up each of their answers.
10. Have students turn in their completed four column charts for credit.
Click on the link below:MHS r&jReason to tell.docR&JTeacher Notes.doc
This lesson will provide students with the tools necessary to understand the play, Romeo and Juliet, after they have read Act II.
One class period, 40-45 minutes
or the teacher can use the lesson to guide the entire unit on the play
- SMART Board and projector
- The play Romeo and Juliet (to be used as a reference for students)
- Paper and pen
- teacher notes (see attached)
- SMART Notebook presentation (provided)
- Copies double-sided of worksheet to accompany lesson (included in Support Materials section titled MHS r&j reason to tell)
see attachedMHS r&jnylearns.notebook
The students who are called on to write their answers on the SMART Board can print the pages for assessment. The students who did not write their answers on the Board can write their answers on a piece of paper. Then discuss the pages with the students.
Romeo and Juliet: List of Scenes
Romeo and Juliet on SPARKNOTES
Romeo and Juliet Summary and Study Guide
Romeo and Juliet at TeacherVision