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Romeo and Juliet Unit Plan

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"Romeo and Juliet"
Why does Friar Laurence say that young men’s love lies in their eyes, rather than in their hearts? Do we judge most with sight? Or do we use other means of judging?
By: William Shakespeare
The Prologue
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
May 21, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry #11
text Dependent Questions
1) What clues tell you that Mercutio really does want to fight? (lines 40-50)

2) What does Romeo mean when he says that Juliet's beauty has made him "effiminate"? (lines 115-117)

3) Why does the prince choose Benvolio to explain what happened? (line 153)

4) What is Romeo's punishment? Do you think it is fair? Explain. (lines 188-200)
May 26, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry # 12
Journal Entry: Romeo is exiled from Verona in 3.1 for killing Tybalt. Write about the feelings you would have if you were told you were banished from your home and city. Argue whether you think it is the worst possible thing that could happen.
3.1 Review
Mercutio and Benvolio are walking around Verona.
Benvolio warns that the Capulets are around and looking to start a fight.
Mercutio easily starts arguments with anyone. Benvolio is the peace maker.

Tybalt shows up and is looking to fight Romeo
Tybalt starts an argument with Mercutio.
Tybalt accuses Mercutio of associating with Romeo, a Montague.
Benvolio tries to stop the argument between Mercutio and Tybalt.

3.1 Review
Romeo arrives in a happy mood.
No one else knows that he’s just married Juliet.
Tybalt starts arguing with him.
Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt because he married Juliet.
Mercutio doesn’t know about Romeo’s reason for not wanting to fight.
Mercutio stands in for Romeo in the fight which leads to fateful problems
The First Fight
The hotheaded Mercutio draws his sword and challenges Tybalt, “the King of Cats”
Tybalt draws his sword and the fight begins.
Romeo tries to stop the fight by stepping between Tybalt and Mercutio.
Tybalt reaches under Romeo’s arm and stabs Mercutio.

3.1 Review
Tybalt and his men run away.
While Mercutio is dying he curses both families:
“I am hurt.A plague o' both your houses! I am sped.”

Romeo blames himself for Mercutio’s death.

1. He believes loving Juliet has made him a coward.
2. He should have fought Tybalt.
3. Romeo vows to kill Tybalt– a rash decision, his tragic flaw.

3.1 Review
Tybalt returns.
Romeo challenges Tybalt and they fight.
Romeo kills Tybalt.
Romeo is stunned: “O, I am fortune's fool!” (“I am the victim of fate!”)

The Second Fight
After Romeo kills Tybalt, Benvolio tells Romeo to go or the Prince will kill him.
Romeo flees the scene and goes to Friar Laurence.

The Aftermath
The Prince arrives and demands to know who started this.
Benvolio tells the Prince exactly what happened.

Lady Capulet

Believes that Romeo killed Tybalt
She calls Benvolio a liar since he is a Montague and doesn’t believe Tybalt killed Mercutio.
She demands Romeo’s death since he killed Tybalt.

3.1 Review
Lord Montague
Says Romeo is not at fault
Romeo only did what the law would have done in killing Tybalt.

The Prince
doesn’t have Romeo killed
he banishes Romeo from Verona
if Romeo returns, he will be executed.

Fate = Destiny
An inevitable outcome based on “the stars” or set circumstances
Events or life which has already been decided
Romeo and Juliet are “ill-fated” from the beginning as “star-crossed lovers”

1) Are the events in Act 3 and even earlier in the play a result of FATE or ACTIONS?

2) Do Romeo and Juliet have control over their lives, or has FATE already decided their outcome?

text dependent questions
1) Why does Juliet’s joy suddenly turn into despair? (lines 35-44)

2) How does Shakespeare use the rope ladder as an ironic symbol that the plot has turned from romance to tragedy? (lines 136-137)

May 28, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry # 13
Are adults able to understand how a young person feels? List some situations that might be difficult for adults and teenagers to have common views.
3.2 Review
is unaware that Mercutio and Tybalt are dead.
She waits impatiently for her wedding night.
Soliloquy full of foreshadowing

Juliet: "Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die,Take him and cut him out in little stars,And he will make the face of heaven so fineThat all the world will be in love with night"
Returns with the rope ladder
She is very upset because she is a loyal Capulet servant.
She tells Juliet what happened.
Juliet thinks that Romeo is dead or
both Romeo and Tybalt are dead

Juliet to Nurse: What storm is this that blows so contrary? Is Romeo slaughter'd, and is Tybalt dead? My dear-loved cousin, and my dearer lord?Then, dreadful trumpet, sound the general doom!For who is living, if those two are gone?
3.2 Review
Nurse tells Juliet that Tybalt is dead
Romeo killed him.
Nurse curses Romeo and all men.
She wrongly thinks Juliet is upset over Tybalt, not Romeo’s banishment

Juliet is inconsolable because Romeo is banished.
She says Romeo’s banishment is worse than death.
Juliet wants to die a virgin since Romeo cannot be with her.
Nurse goes to find Romeo and bring him to Juliet. she will give Romeo a ring from Juliet

3.3 Review
Romeo hides in Friar Laurence’s room.
Friar Laurence tells Romeo he is banished.
Romeo didn’t know his punishment because he ran away after killing Tybalt.
Romeo says that banishment is worse than death.
Friar Laurence scolds Romeo for thinking banishment is death; but he can’t get Romeo to listen.

Romeo continues to sob and roll around on the floor
Nurse arrives, tells Romeo “to be a man” (get a grip), and stop crying.
Romeo doesn’t listen and threatens to kill himself with a dagger he finds on the floor

Nurse: "Stand up, stand up; stand, and you be a man: For Juliet's sake, for her sake, rise and stand"
3.3 Review
Friar Laurence comes up with a plan:
After the Capulets are asleep, Romeo will go to Juliet’s room for their wedding night.
Romeo is to leave before dawn and to go Mantua and Romeo is to wait in Mantua until he hears from Friar Laurence via letter.

Friar Laurence will publish Romeo & Juliet’s marriage at the “right time”
Friar believes the Montagues and Capulets will reconcile due to the marriage
Friar feels the Prince will be overjoyed at the reconciliation between families
Friar thinks Romeo will be pardoned by the prince.
Then, the prince will allow Romeo to live in Verona.
And everyone will live happily ever after.

text Dependent questions
1) Re-read lines 44-47. In your own words, try to express Juliet’s feelings.

2) What reasons does Juliet have for feeling completely desperate and abandoned at this point in the play?

3) Do you think Capulet is overreacting in lines 150-158? Explain your reasoning.

4) What has Juliet decided about the nurse? (lines 237-245)

3.4 Review
Scene 4 occurs while Romeo is upstairs with Juliet at the Capulet’s.
Paris comes over to see how Juliet is doing
Juliet’s parents believe that she is grieving for Tybalt’s death.
To cheer Juliet up, her parents decide that she’ll marry Paris in 3 days (Thursday)
Lord Capulet first decided on Wednesday but realized it would not look like the family was grieving over Tybalt if they only waited 2 days.

3.5 Review
Scene 5 occurs at dawn/ early morning in Juliet’s bedroom
Juliet tries to convince Romeo that is still night so that he won’t leave.
Romeo says he’ll stay and let her family kill him. One night with Juliet is all he needs.
Eventually Romeo leaves for Mantua.

Juliet imagines that she sees Romeo lying dead in a tomb FORESHADOWING

Juliet (to Romeo): "O God, I have an ill-divining soul!Methinks I see thee, now thou art below,As one dead in the bottom of a tomb:Either my eyesight fails, or thou look'st pale"
3.5 Review
Lady Capulet goes to see Juliet
She thinks that Juliet is still crying over Tybalt’s death.
Juliet is really sobbing over Romeo’s banishment.
Lady Capulet tells Juliet that they will send someone to Mantua to poison Romeo.
Juliet tells her mother that she will never be happy with Romeo until she sees him. . .dead is her heart.
Her mother does not catch on to this pun on the word “dead”.

3.5 Review
Marriage to Paris
Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she gets to marry Paris on Thursday morning!
Juliet refuses to marry Paris.
She tells her mother it is because Paris never courted her & the marriage is too quick.
She says she would rather marry her enemy Romeo! DRAMATIC IRONY

Lord Capulet orders her to marry Paris or he’ll disown her.
His honor is more important than his daughter’s happiness.

3.5 Review
After Juliet’s parents leave her room:
Juliet panics because she is already married.
Nurse tells her that Romeo is as good as dead since he has been banished.
Nurse thinks that she should marry Paris.
The Nurse’s comment about Romeo and Paris severs her relationship with Juliet.

3.5 Review
Realizes that the Nurse won’t help her.
She pretends to go along with the plan to marry Paris.
After the Nurse leaves, she speaks ill of her: “a most wicked fiend”.
She leaves to go to confession at Friar Laurence’s.

Juliet: "I'll to the friar, to know his remedy: If all else fail, myself have power to die."
Nurse: I think it best you married with the county.
O, he's a lovely gentleman!
Romeo's a dishclout to him"

June 1, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry 15
If you were to assign blame to anyone at this point in the action, who would it be and why?

Students will be able understand and analyze Act 4, Scenes 1, 2 and 3 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.
text dependent questions
1) According to Paris, why is Capulet pushing his daughter to marry so quickly? (lines 6-15)

2) Express Friar Laurence’s speech (lines 68-76) in your own words.

1) Why do you think Capulet pushed the wedding to Wednesday? (lines 23-24)
1) Why does Juliet dismiss both the nurse and her mother from her chamber? (lines 6-12)

2) List Juliet’s fears before taking the distilling liquor. (lines 20-55)


Students will be able understand and analyze Act 4, Scenes 4 and 5 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.

4.1 Review
Paris goes to Friar Laurence’s
Paris tells him that he is to marry Juliet on Thursday.
Paris explains that the marriage will cure Juliet’s grief over Tybalt
Friar Laurence tries to postpone it.
He says the marriage to Paris occurs to quickly (Irony)
Juliet arrives at Friar Laurence's
Juliet speaks with Paris who is excited to see her
She side steps the idea of marriage with him
She tells him she must make confession to the Friar.

4.1 Review
After Paris leaves Friar Laurence’s, Juliet:
tells Friar Laurence that he must help her avoid this marriage
or she’ll kill herself.
There are many morbid images of death occur in her speech

Juliet: "Tell me not, friar, that thou hear'st of this,
Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it:
If, in thy wisdom, thou canst give no help,
Do thou but call my resolution wise,
And with this knife I'll help it presently."

4.1 Review
Friar Laurence's Plan:
Juliet must pretend to die by taking the distilling liquor.
Juliet is to go home and agree to marry Paris.
On Wednesday night she is to drink a sleeping potion.
She will sleep for 42 hours.
Juliet's family will think she is dead
They will bury her in a Capulet tomb (not a coffin)

Juliet: "O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris,
From off the battlements of yonder tower. . .
Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears. . .
O'er-cover'd quite with dead men's rattling bones,
With reeky shanks and yellow chapless skulls;
Or bid me go into a new-made grave"

4.2 Review
Juliet returns home and agrees to marry Paris.
Her family happily prepares for the wedding.
Her father moves the wedding up one day to Wednesday.
He is thrilled that Juliet has agreed to marry Paris
His actions show his rash decision making

Juliet to Lord Capulet:
Where I have learn'd me to repent the sin
Of disobedient opposition
To you and your behests, and am enjoin'd
By holy Laurence to fall prostrate here,
And beg your pardon: pardon, I beseech you!
Henceforward I am ever ruled by you.

4.2 Review
Problems arise as a result of Lord Capulet moving the wedding date forward a day
Juliet must take the sleeping potion 24 hours sooner than Friar Laurence had planned
The Friar will have less time to notify Romeo in Mantua of the plans

What do you think will happen?

4.3 Review
Juliet goes to bed and tells the Nurse to leave her alone.
Juliet thinks Friar may have given her actual poison to cover himself for marrying a Capulet to a Montague
She decides that if the potion doesn’t work right she will stab herself with a dagger
She shows she refuses to marry Paris
She keeps the dagger by her bedside

4.3 Review
Juliet worries that the potion won’t work right. (Soliloquy)
She is afraid that might wake up too soon and be trapped inside the tomb.
Romeo will not come to save her in time.
She thinks she’ll see Tybalt’s ghost and go insane and “bash out her brains” with one of Tybalt’s bones

Juliet drinks the potion when she imagines Tybalt’s ghost finding Romeo to avenge his death.
Taking the sleeping potion indicates the first time Juliet thinks for herself

text dependent questions

1) Even though we know what the nurse will find when she goes to waken Juliet, we still feel a sense of suspense at this point. Why? (Suspense) (lines 25-28)

1) Why does Lady Capulet repeat herself in line 24? (Drawing Conclusions)

2) What is the Friar saying to Capulet in lines 94-95? (Analyzing Character)

4.2 Review
Friar Laurence will send a letter to Mantua telling Romeo to return to Verona
So that Romeo will be there when she wakes up
Romeo and Friar Laurence will get Juliet out of the tomb
She will leave to Mantua with Romeo
Nobody will look for Juliet because they will think she is dead.

What could possibly go wrong?

June 6, 2014
Do Now: Journal Entry
Why is Juliet so willing to trust the friar’s plan? Would you be willing to?
Today I will...
So that I can...
I'll know I have it when...

4.4 Review
On Wednesday morning, wedding preparations continue happily.
The Nurse is sent to wake up Juliet.
Lord Capulet sees Paris approaching.

4.5 Review
It is Wednesday morning.
The Nurse goes to Juliet’s room to wake her
The Nurse is joking about how little sleep Juliet will get on her wedding night
Then, she thinks Juliet is “dead” and cries out to the family.
Juliet’s parents, Paris, and Friar Laurence arrive and mourn her death.
Lord Capulet speaks now of “Death” as Juliet’s bridegroom rather than Paris.

Capulet: "Hath Death lain with thy wife. There she lies,
Flower as she was, deflowered by him.
Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir;
My daughter he hath wedded: I will die,
And leave him all; life, living, all is Death's."

4.5 Review
Friar Laurence blames Juliet’s parents for her death because they pushed to marry Paris.
Friar reminds the Capulet’s that they wanted Juliet to marry Paris to advance their status.
Friar also states that being married young and happy is better than being married unhappily and for a long time (Dramatic Irony)
They leave and take Juliet to be placed in the Capulet’s tomb.
Capulet tells the staff to turn all wedding preparations to funeral preparations.

text dependent questions
1) Why might the apothecary be willing to sell the illegal poison to Romeo? (Drawing Conclusions) (lines 40-52)

1) Do you think Friar Laurence’s adjustments to the plan will work? (Making predictions) (lines 23- 29)

1) How would the plot have worked out differently if Friar Laurence had arrived at the tomb a half hour earlier? (Identifying Cause and Effect)

in a
can be compared to a
for a
As you watch the trailer, consider these questions:

What does the trailer reveal about the story?
How does it do this?
How is the trailer for the movie just like the prologue for the play?
Read along as you listen to the prologue to build fluency

Reread the prologue independently

Words that relate to
Positivity/Love in pink
Words that relate to
Negativity/Hate/Conflict in blue
May 11, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry
What did the prologue tell us about the play?
(What's going on with the two families? What happens to the two lovers? Will the play be more about love or violence?)
Students will be able understand and analyze Act 1, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.
Today I will....
So that I...
I will know I have it when....
Setting the STAGE...
In Italian city-states, noble families often feuded. Fights may be caused by an insult, or families might disagree over land ownership. Other feuds might be caused by struggles for political power or religious loyalties. Whatever the cause, the feuds proved dangerous and destructive.

As you read the first scene, notice how the characters are affected by a family feud.
text dependent questions
ACT I. Scene I. Verona. A public place.

1) How would you describe the attitudes of the servants of the two households? What does this show about them? (line 8)

2) How does Gregory change when he spots Tybalt in the distance? (line 58)

3) What does Benvolio try to do in lines 64-65?

4) What has been happening in Verona? What is the Prince's warning? (lines 90-104)

5) According to Romeo, why does the young woman he is in love with refuse him? (lines 213-219)
Exit Ticket
Make a T-Chart of the characters introduced so far. On one side, list the Montagues, on the other, list the Capulets.
Montagues Capulets

May 11, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry
Consider Benvolio's and Tybalt's action in the scene. Which character would you want for a friend? Explain using examples from the text.

Students will be able understand and analyze Act 1, Scenes 2 & 3 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.

Today I will...
So that I..
I'll know I have it when...
1.1 review
Capulet servants boast about fighting Montagues (enemy)
They want to provoke the Montague servants without getting themselves in trouble with the law
A Capulet servant insults/ bites his thumb at Montague

Bite Your Thumb = Insult servant which starts a fight (riot)
Benvolio arrives and tries to break up fight
"Part, fools! Put up your swords; you know not what you do"

Tybalt provokes Benvolio into fighting
"What, drawn, and talk of peace! I hate the word, As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee: Have at thee, coward!"
1.1 review
Prince Escalus arrives stops fight, and sentences the family that starts the next fight/riot to death.
"If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace"
Lord Montague and wife and Lord Capulet both appear at the scene
Lord Capulet is most interested in fighting
Lady Montague & Lady Capulet encourage their husbands not to fight
Romeo’s parents & Benvolio discusse Romeo's mood
Lord Montague points out that Romeo is staying in his room all day.
Benvolio has seen Romeo wandering around.
He sees that Romeo wants to be left alone; so, he doesn’t bother him.
1.1 Review
Romeo tells Benvolio that he is depressed
Romeo loves Rosaline. (Romeo is obsessed with her.)
Rosaline wants nothing to do with him; she has sworn off love and men to become a nun
Benvolio wants Romeo to look at other girls to date Rosaline
Text Dependent Questions
ACT I. Scene II. A Street.
1) Paris is very much at ease with old Capulet and more composed than the lovesick Romeo. What does Paris want? (line 12)

2) Why doesn't Capulet want his daughter to marry right away? How is Capulet different from when he drew his sword in Scene 1? (line 15)

3) What advice is Benvolio trying to give Romeo in lines 50-51?
ACT I. Scene III. Capulet's house.
1) Why might the Nurse feel especially strong affection for Juliet? (lines 16-30)

2) How does Juliet show she is a dutiful daughter in lines 97-99?
Exit Ticket
Add to your character T-Chart
Montagues Capulets
May 13, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry
We find out Romeo is distraught over a woman he loves that does not love him back.

Have you ever experienced this?
If not, can you make a connection to another story, movie, or poem?"

Students will be able understand and analyze Act 1, Scenes 4 & 5 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.
Today I will...
So that I can...
I'll know I have it when...
1.2 Review
Count Paris, who is 21, asks Lord Capulet if he can marry Juliet.
Capulet would like Paris to wait 2 years
Capulet will agree to the marriage only if Juliet also agrees.
He tells Paris to begin wooing her.
"But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart,
My will to her consent is but a part;
An she agree, within her scope of choice
Lies my consent and fair according voice."
Benvolio and Romeo find out about the Capulets’ party.
Romeo reads the guest list for an illiterate servant.
Rosaline is invited to the party.
Romeo is interested in going now!
Benvolio talks Romeo into crashing the party.
Benvolio wants Romeo to compare Rosaline to other girls. 
He thinks Romeo will realize that there are other women in the world.
1.3 Review
Lady Capulet goes to see Juliet about marrying Count Paris & encourages her to marry him.
Nurse rambles on and on; says Juliet will be 14 in 2 weeks.
She speaks crude comments about Juliet, showing her lower class
Juliet says that she hasn’t thought about marriage at all. 
It does not appear she wants to marry Paris but she is obedient to her mother’s wishes. 
Nurse thinks that marrying Paris would be a good idea.
Juliet agrees to meet Paris at the party and consider his offer in marriage

"Ill look to like, if looking and liking move
But no more deep will I endart mine eye
Than your consent gives strength to make it fly."
Text Dependent Questions
ACT I. Scene IV. A street.
1) How do Mercutio and Romeo differ in their attitudes towards love? (lines 11-23)

2) What connection is there between the different visits Queen Mab makes? (lines 70-88)

3) Which words show that Romeo is going to the party because he is in the hands of fate? (lines 106-115)
ACT I. Scene V. Capulet's house.
1) Does Lord Capulet seem to have taken seriously the prince's warning about no more feuding? (lines 68-71)

2) What do we know about the Capulet's plans for Juliet that Romeo does now know?
Exit ticket
Romeo loves Juliet from the first moment he sees her. She falls instantly in love with him. Do you believe in love at first sight?
May 15, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry
Write a brief summary of the events in Act 1.
(Refer to your notes)

Students will be able understand and analyze Act 2, Scenes 1 & 2 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.
Today I will...
So that I can...
I'll know I have it when...
Review of 1.4
Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio, and friends are on their way to crash the masquerade party.
Romeo doesn’t want to go as he is still depressed.
Says he will not dance
The guys are wearing masks at the party to hide their identities
Mercutio tries to cheer Romeo up by talking about his dream
Romeo fears that something bad it going to come of this night; i.e. he might die
Romeo: I fear, too early: for my mind misgives
Some consequence yet hanging in the stars
Shall bitterly begin his fearful date
With this nights revels and expire the term
Of a despised life closed in my breast
By some vile forfeit of untimely death.
Review of 1.4
Queen Mab Monologue:
Queen Mab = an imaginary fairy who brings dreams of people’s fantasies & fears to them as they sleep
Romeo says he listens to his dreams
Mercutio uses the Queen Mab speech to tell Romeo to ignore his dreams; dreams are nonsense– - he gives many examples
Mercutio is NOT romantic like Romeo but rather a passionate joker/master of puns. 
Mercutio is a FOIL to Romeo. 
Mercutio is a FOIL to Tybalt: he does not believe in fighting for family honor.
Review of 1.5
Lord Capulet welcomes all to his party.
Romeo sees Juliet across the room and falls in ‘love’ with Juliet. (Rosaline who?) 
Tybalt, who is a hothead, overhears Romeo talking about Juliet and instantly wants to kill him.
Lord Capulet stops Tybalt from fighting in his house and warns him to calm down or to leave the party. 
Lord Capulet reminds Tybalt that Romeo is behaving
Tybalt vows to seek revenge at some point in the future
Romeo: O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!
It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiopes ear
Tybalt: Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe,
A villain that is hither come in spite,
To scorn at our solemnity this night
Review of 1.5
Romeo and Juliet meet but do not exchange names.
They instantly fall in love. 
Romeo worships Juliet with religious devotion
Saints and prayers are referenced in their dialogue
They kiss!
As people are leaving, Romeo asks who Juliet is.
Nurse explains: She is a Capulet and his enemy.
Nurse also identifies Romeo for Juliet.
He is a Montague and her enemy
Both Romeo and Juliet are depressed at these discoveries
Juliet: My only love sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious birth of love it is to me,
That I must love a loathed enemy
Romeo: Is she a Capulet?
O dear account! my life is my foes debt.
Text Dependent Questions
ACT II. Scene II. Capulet's orchard.
ACT II. Scene I. Near Capulet's orchard.
1) What is ironic about this particular taunt by Mercutio? (lines 17-21)
1) Romeo and Juliet rarely talk of each other in straightforward prose. What are some of the metaphors and images that Romeo uses to express his love in lines 25-32?

2) Juliet does not know Romeo is standing beneath her balconyWhat has Romeo now learned about her feelings for him? (lines 43-48)

3) What complication threatens the lovers' happiness? Which one of them seems to take the threat more seriously? (lines 70-74)

4) Why is Juliet afraid of having Romeo swear by the moon? (lines 107-116)

5) Romeo is quick with vows and promises. Why has Juliet become fearful and cautious? (lines 116-124)

6) In lines 183-186, what terrible future event does this line foreshadow?
Act 1 Quiz
1) Why do the servants argue in the opening scene of Act 1?

2) What warning does Prince Escalus give the feuding families?

3) Why is Romeo acting strangely at the beginning of Act 1?

4) Why does Lady Capulet want Juliet to attend the evening celebration?

5) What realization does Juliet have at the end of Act 1?
Exit Ticket
What's in a name? How important do you think names are? Would changing names make the world a better place?
May 19, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry
Do you think parents should approve of the person you marry? Explain your answer.

Students will be able understand and analyze Act 2, Scenes 3-6 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.
Today I will...
So that I can...
I'll know I have it when...
Review of 2.1
Review of 2.2
Text Dependent Questions
ACT II. Scene 3. Near Capulet's orchard.
1) What details in the Friar's speech casually suggest that these herbs and flowers have qualities that can heal or kill? (lines 1-30)

2) How close a friendship do Romeo and Friar Laurence seem to have? How can you tell? (line 44)
ACT II. Scene 4. A street.
Romeo’s friends, Mercutio and Benvolio, go looking for Romeo.
They think that Romeo is still in love with Rosaline.
Benvolio and Mercutio do not know that Romeo is headed to the Capulet orchard.
They do not know Romeo is now in love with Juliet
Mercutio calls out to Romeo in search of him by teasing him about Rosaline’s seductive beauty.
Romeo hides.
Benvolio asks that he leave Romeo alone.
After much joking around, Mercutio and Benvolio give up and go home to bed.
Romeo symbolically separates from his friends in this scene when he jumps over the Capulet wall.
He cannot let his friends know he is in love with Juliet.
For Mercutio, love is a physical conquest.
Mercutio is Romeo’s foil in that Romeo views love romantically & spiritually.
The Famous Balcony Scene
Romeo climbs over the Capulet’s garden wall and hides in the garden below Juliet’s window.
He can’t decide to speak or listen
Romeo overhears Juliet talking to herself in her famous soliloquy
Her monologue lets Romeo know she is interested in him
Juliet says that she will disown her family so she can be with Romeo.
Juliet hates the name “Montague” not the person “Romeo.”
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name
,And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.
Romeo answers Juliet and says he is willing to change his name just to be with Juliet and that Juliet’s family cannot stop their love.
Juliet says that she is afraid that her family will kill Romeo if they find him.
Romeo says he would rather die than live without Juliet.
After hearing Romeo speak words of love, Juliet wonders if their love came too quickly and easily.
I have night's cloak to hide me from their sight;
And but thou love me, let them find me here:
My life were better ended by their hate,
Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love
Review of 2.2
Juliet doesn’t want Romeo to promise that he loves her; she wants him to prove it through his actions by proposing marriage!
Romeo proposes and Juliet accepts.
Juliet says that if Romeo is serious about marriage, he must go and arrange the wedding.
They have not known each other 24 hours!
NOTE: Notice the scenes in which Romeo and Juliet are together are dark.
Darkness = secrecy
Romeo must leave Juliet when it becomes light.
Light = truth & exposure (their families are natural enemies)
Romeo views Juliet as a very pure; he uses religious imagery by calling her “dear saint” and “bright angel.”
Romeo says he will have the wedding arranged by 9:00 am.
Romeo goes to the Friar to arrange the marriage.
Juliet promises to follow Romeo through the world after marriage no matter what.
1) Now that the play's love story seems to be heading toward a marriage , Shakespeare turns again to the feuding families. Why is Tybalt looking for Romeo? (lines 6-7)

2) How would you paraphrase Romeo's description of Mercutio in lines 150-152?
Text Dependent Questions
ACT II. Scene 5. Capulet's Orchard.
ACT II. Scene 6. Friar Laurence's Cell.
1) Juliet either has run on stage or is standing on the balcony. What is her mood as she waits for the nurse's return? (lines 17-18)

2) The plot continues to develop as Romeo and Juliet's wedding plansare completed. List possible complications that could interfere with their happiness.
1) What warning does the friar give about passionate love? What fear does he express for the future? (lines 9-15)

2) What is the Friar's tone in lines 35-37?
Exit Ticket
Act 2 is the Rising Action of the play. What new complications have arose during this Act?

Students will be able understand and analyze Act 3, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.
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So that I can...
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Act 2 Quiz
Rising Action
1) Why do Mercutio and Benvolio stop looking for Romeo in the opening scene of Act 2?

2) What does Juliet mean when she says Montague is not a hand, foot, arm or face?

3) Why doesn't Juliet want Romeo swearing his love by the moon?

4) Why is Friar Laurence skeptical of Romeo's feelings for Juliet?

5) What are Mercutio and Benvolio discussing before Romeo appears on the street?
Review of 2.3
Romeo explains to Friar:
he no longer loves Rosaline and he is now in love with Juliet
he asks Friar Laurence to marry them today!
Friar Lawrence is shocked! He tells Romeo:
that Romeo says the words of love
but he really doesn’t really understand true love.
Friar Laurence isn’t sure this marriage is a good idea but
he agrees to marry them because he thinks it will stop the feud between the two families.
Friar Lawrence gives Romeo good advice
Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set
On the fair daughter of rich Capulet:
As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine.
I'll thy assistant be;
For this alliance may so happy prove,
To turn your households' rancour to pure love.
“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.”
review of 2.4
The morning after the Capulet party, Benvolio & Mercutio search for Romeo.
Mercutio blames Romeo’s absence on Rosaline.
They still don’t know about Juliet.
Tybalt has sent a letter to Romeo challenging him to a duel.
Benvolio believes Romeo will respond.
Mercutio can’t imagine Romeo, the romantic, fighting the fiery Tybalt.
Benvolio & Mercutio discuss how Tybalt is an expert at dueling
ybalt is still upset because Romeo was at the Capulet party.
Tybalt looks for fights; he is a hothead
After arranging the secret marriage, Romeo meets them and he is in a much better mood.
Mercutio is happy that Romeo is over Rosaline.
Romeo and Mercutio trade a long series of puns.
Review of 2.2
Nurse comes and finds Romeo at noon and not 9:00 am as promised.
Mercutio teases the nurse & upsets her.
Mercutio lifts her veil and calls it a sail; he refers to her as a madam of a prostitution house; he makes fun of her age and of her lack of beauty
Romeo tells the nurse about the plan for the wedding.
Juliet is to go to confession at Friar Laurence’s room that afternoon.
They will be married there.
Romeo’s servant will give a rope ladder to the Nurse.
Romeo will use it to climb into Juliet’s room for their wedding night.
Nurse tells Romeo that
she thinks that Paris would make a Juliet better husband.
Juliet doesn’t agree with her.
Review of 2.5
Juliet is very nervous as she waits for Nurse to return from meeting Romeo.
Nurse is 3 hours late.
Nurse teases Juliet by not giving her Romeo’s message immediately.
The Nurse shows herself to be like Mercutio when she describes Romeo’s physical attributes as Mercutio had described Rosaline’s.
Juliet prepares to go to Friar Laurence to get married.
Juliet will tell her parents she is going to “shrift”/ confession.
Nurse leaves to collect the rope ladder so that Romeo can spend his wedding night with Juliet.
Review of 2.6
Before Juliet arrives Romeo and Friar Laurence talk.
Friar Laurence prays that God will bless the wedding regardless of what else might happen to the couple, and
warns that “things” that happen so fast often end just as quickly (and explosively).
When Juliet arrives, Romeo uses many poetic words to describe her and their love.
Romeo believes that not even death can compete with his love for Juliet
They secretly marry.
Their wedding is quick and is filled with images of impending doom.
Images of happiness and marriage are paired with violence and death.
Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder. . .
Friar Laurence: These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume: the sweetest honey
Is loathsome in his own deliciousness
And in the taste confounds the appetite:
Therefore love moderately; long love doth so;
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
ACT III. Scene I. A Public Place.
Exit Ticket
3.1 is the climax in the play. Why would this scene be considered the turning point?

Students will be able understand and analyze Act 3, Scenes 2 and 3 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.
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I'll know I have it when...
ACT III. Scene 2. Capulet's orchard.
ACT III. Scene 3. Friar Laurence's Cell.
May 7, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry
We have learned about Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Era recently. In your journals, write down three new things you learned from the prezi lesson and the clips about either Shakespeare, the Globe Theatre, or the time period he lived.

Students will be able to close read the Prologue of Romeo and Juliet by chunking the text and completing a series of text dependent questions in groups to build necessary skills to navigate and derive meaning from Shakespeare's language.
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So that I can...
I'll know I have it when...
Anticipation Guide
On your own, complete the anticipation guide.
These are your opinions! Be honest!
In a few minutes, we will have a whole class discussion on these Romeo and Juliet theme related questions!
Exit Ticket
1) Romeo fixes on the word "banished." What doe the word mean to him? (lines 17-24)

2) Why are the lovers feeling increasingly isolated? (lines 64-70)

3) Summarize Friar Laurence's advice to Romeo in lines 135- 145.

Summary of 3.4
ACT III. Scene 5. Capulet's Orchard.

Students will be able understand and analyze Act 3, Scenes 4 and 5 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.

Today I will...
So that I can...
I'll know I have it when...
June 3, 2015
Do Now: Journal Entry
Exit Ticket
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How would you feel if you were banished from your home and city? Argue whether you think this is the worst possible thing that could happen.
Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Paris walk together.
Capulet says that because of the terrible recent events, he has had no time to ask his daughter about her feelings for Paris.
Lady Capulet states that she will know her daughter’s thoughts by the morning.
Paris is about to leave when Capulet calls him back and makes what he calls “a desperate tender of my child’s love” (3.4.12–13).
Capulet says he thinks his daughter will listen to him, then corrects himself and states that he is sure Juliet will abide by his decision.
He promises Paris that the wedding will be held on Wednesday, then stops suddenly and asks what day it is.
Paris responds that it is Monday; Capulet decides that Wednesday is too soon, and that the wedding should instead be held on Thursday.
-do a close reading of the prologue
-understand Shakespeare's language
-I am able to complete the text dependent questions
RL.9-10.4- Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
RL.9-10.1- Cite strong and thorough textual evidence
Opening Activity
1) What do these words all have in common?

2) What does this similarity reveal about the meaning of these words?

3) How does this understanding help you to infer the meaning of the word prologue?
With a partner, answer the following questions...
They all start with the prefix "pro". Pro means "before."
Each word implies an action that occurs before another.
The prologue comes before or introduces the rest of the play.
- ahead of it's time
- an early draft or model
- to plan ahead
text Dependent Questions
Cooperative Groups- Each member should choose a role before beginning this activity. (Reader, Recorder, Presenter)
- Read each question
- Discuss and record the answer
- Prepare to present the answer to the rest of the class.

2) Look at the first use of the word civil in the prologue, "where civil blood makes civil hands unclean" (1.Prol.4).
- Used as an adjective, civil is generally defined as being "polite". Replace the first appearance of the word "civil" in line 4 with the word, "polite." How does this substitution change your understanding of the sentence?
3) Civil can also be defined as something that relates to ordinary citizens (e.g. civilians). replace the first appearance of civil with the word civilian. How does this substitution change your understanding of this sentence?
Text Dependent Questions
4) Look to the second use of the word civil in the Prologue, "where civil blood makes civil hands unclean" (line 4).
- Whose hands are being made "unclean"? What words and phrases can you find in lines 1-3 to support your understanding of this second use of civil in line 4.
5) Now consider both uses of the word civil.
- What are two different ways you can mix and match the definitions in line 4?
- Paraphrase the meaning of each sentence you generate.
- Which meaning supports the claim you made in your answer to question 4.
Today I will...
So that I can...
I'll know I have it when...
Today I will...
So that I can...
I'll know I have it when...
Prepare for a Kahoot Quiz!
Who does Romeo turn to for help? Juliet?
List some of the people in your life who offer you help and solace (comfort).
Which one of Juliet's fears is the most realistic?

Would you be frightened if you were in her shoes?
We all have had the experience of telling a "white lie" or practicing deception that grows more and more complex. Sir Walter Scott wrote, "Oh, what a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive." Keep this quote in mind and tell about such an experience in your life. What happened and what did you learn from the experience?
What are some family rituals we see in 4.4?

List the rituals your family practices throughout the year. Write about the one that has the most meaning to you.

Students will be able understand and analyze Act 5, Scenes 1-3 of Romeo and Juliet by participating in an oral reading and completing text dependent (PARCC like) questions by the end of the period.
Summary of 5.1
On Wednesday morning, on a street in Mantua, a cheerful Romeo describes a wonderful dream he had the night before: Juliet found him lying dead, but she kissed him, and breathed new life into his body.
Just then, Balthasar enters, and Romeo greets him happily, saying that Balthasar must have come from Verona with news of Juliet and his father.
Romeo comments that nothing can be ill in the world if Juliet is well.
Balthasar replies that nothing can be ill, then, for Juliet is well: she is in heaven, found dead that morning at her home.
Thunderstruck, Romeo cries out “Then I defy you, stars” (5.1.24).

He tells Balthasar to get him pen and paper (with which he writes a letter for Balthasar to give to Montague) and to hire horses, and says that he will return to Verona that night.
Balthasar says that Romeo seems so distraught that he is afraid to leave him, but Romeo insists.
Romeo suddenly stops and asks if Balthasar is carrying a letter from Friar Lawrence.
Balthasar says he is not, and Romeo sends his servant on his way.
Once Balthasar is gone, Romeo says that he will lie with Juliet that night.
He goes to find an apothecary, a seller of drugs.
After telling the man in the shop that he looks poor, Romeo offers to pay him well for a vial of poison.
The Apothecary says that he has just such a thing, but that selling poison in Mantua carries the death sentence.
Romeo replies that the Apothecary is too poor to refuse the sale.
The Apothecary finally relents and sells Romeo the poison.
Once alone, Romeo speaks to the vial, declaring that he will go to Juliet’s tomb and kill himself.
Summary of 5.2
At his cell, Friar Lawrence speaks with Friar John, whom he had earlier sent to Mantua with a letter for Romeo.
He asks John how Romeo responded to his letter (which described the plan involving Juliet’s false death).
Friar John replies that he was unable to deliver the letter because he was shut up in a quarantined house due to an outbreak of plague.
Friar Lawrence becomes upset, realizing that if Romeo does not know about Juliet’s false death, there will be no one to retrieve her from the tomb when she awakes. (He does not know that Romeo has learned of Juliet’s death and believes it to be real.)
Sending for a crowbar, Friar Lawrence declares that he will have to rescue Juliet from the tomb on his own.
He sends another letter to Romeo to warn him about what has happened, and plans to keep Juliet in his cell until Romeo arrives.
Write a critique of the play. Did you enjoy it? Explain your reasoning!
Text Dependent Questions
6) Re-read lines 1-4. What is at stake in this ancient fight?

7) Read lines 5-8. What happens to the lovers? What adjective in line 5 supports your answer?

8) Look at lines 7-8. Look at the word "misadventured" in line 7. What familiar word can you find in "misadventured? What does this word mean? How does the prefix mis- change your definition?

9) What familiar word do you hear in piteous? How can this familiar word help you to understand what piteous means in this context?
Text Dependent questions
10) What tone or mood does Shakespeare create in this through the use of these two words (mis-adventured, piteous)?

11) Look at the word overthrows. This word means "downfalls" or "ruins". Look at line 8. What does the death of the star-cross'd lovers accomplish?

12) Read lines 9-11. How can you use these lines to support and strengthen the claim you made about what the death of the star cross'd lovers accomplishes?

13) Read lines 12-14. Who is "our" in line 12? Who is "you" in line 13?

14) What does the CHORUS ask you to do in the final three lines?

Culminating Activity
( Finish for homework)
The prologue provides an overview of the two hours' traffic" of our stage. Write a brief summary of the events that the prologue previews.
1) Read the first four lines aloud, find and circle repeating words in lines 1-4.
- What repetitions have you identified?
Act 3 Quiz
Act 4 Quiz
Act 5 Quiz
1) Why is Tybalt angry in Scene 1?

2) What is Romeo's punishment for killing Tybalt?

3) What is Juliet's reaction to the news of Tybalt's death?

4) What is Lord Capulet's reaction to Juliet's insistence that she is not ready to marry Paris?

5) What advice does the nurse finally offer Juliet?
1) What is the reason for Paris's visit to Friar Laurence in Scene 1?

2) What is Friar Laurence's plan to help Juliet with her dilemma?

3) What event is the Capulet household preparing for at the beginning of Act IV?

4) What are Juliet's fears as she prepares to drink the potion?

5) What main idea does Friar Laurence stress to the Capulets as they grieve over Juliet?
1) What news does Balthasar bring Romeo at the beginning of Scene 1?

2) Whom does Romeo visit before leaving Mantua and going to Verona, and why?

3) What does Juliet find when she awakens?

4) How does Juliet commit suicide?

5) On what terms do the Capulets and Montagues end the play?
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