ROMEO AND JULIET
An Interaction Unit Introducing Young Learners to the World of William Shakespeare
Ten days of reading an adapted version of Romeo and Juliet, performing a rap about Shakespeare’s life, writing and performing parodies of scenes from the play, creating Shakespearean limericks ("There once was a shrew named Kate…"), designing coats of arms, masks, and costumes, and preparing Elizabethan food and drink culminates in an Elizabethan "Feast and Festival" in this unit for middle school students. Each 32-page student guide contains a copy of the adapted play, complete with notes on difficult words, discussion questions, and brief improvisations to help students understand the issues in the play. The 64-page teacher’s guide includes daily directions and reproducible activities, as well as an overview. The unit can also be adapted for use without a final festival. Grades 4–6. Illustrated. 8½" x 11". Interact. ©1999.
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