Wednesday, April 25th
What is the value of studying a classic play written over four hundred years ago?
Read and discuss the Prologue and Act I, Scene 1
Homework: Finish reading Act I, Scene 1
Friday, April 27th
Monday, April 30
JOURNAL #11: Summarize Act I, Scenes 1-3.
Turn in Shakespearean Vocabulary and Vocabulary – Set #2
Read and discuss Act I
Homework: Read Act II, Scenes 1-2
Essential Questions for the Romeo and Juliet Unit:
Through reading William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, students will:
How can the hatred of one generation be passed along to the next? And what effect can it have?
Act II, Scenes 3-4 GROUP Quiz
Monday, May 7
Read and discuss Act II, Scenes 5-6
Discuss and act out Act III, Scene 1
Tuesday, May 8
Read Act III, Scene 1 in double-sized groups
Read Act III, Scene 2 in regular-sized groups
Read Act III, Scene 3
HOMEWORK: Finish reading Act III. Be prepared to write an in-class summary of Act III tomorrow for Journal Entry #3.
Monday, May 15th
Watch the movie all the way up to Act V, Scene 1
TUESDAY, MAY 15th
Act V, Scene 1:
1. Romeo (1 to 34)
2. Balthasar + Narrator
4. Romeo (35 to end)
Act V, Scene 2:
1. Take a Break
3. Friar John
4. Friar Lawrence
#4 LITERARY ANALYSIS: Choose five to ten lines of the play to analyze in depth.
Wednesday, May 16th
Act V, Scene 3:
8. Chief Watchman
9. Second Watchman
10. Third Watchman
13. Lady Capulet
#5 ACT IV & V SUMMARY: Summarize the main plot events with a focus on Act V, Scene 3.
Thursday, April 26th
Historical Context of Romeo and Juliet
Read and discuss Act I, Scenes 1
Parts for Act I, Scene 2
Capulet, Paris, Servant, Benvolio, Romeo
Parts for Act I, Scene 3
Lady Capulet, Nurse, Juliet
Parts for Act I, Scene 4
Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio
Parts for Act I, Scene 5
Capulet, Second Capulet, Servingman, Romeo, Tybalt, Juliet, Nurse, Benvolio
Parts for Act II, Scene 1
Chorus + Narrator, Romeo, Benvolio, Mercutio
Act II, Scene 2 (“the Balcony scene”)
Romeo (lines 1-84) Juliet (lines 1-84) Narrator (lines 85 to 170) Romeo (lines 85 to 170) Juliet (lines 85 to 170) Narrator (lines 1-84)
Tuesday, May 1
View and discuss Romeo & Juliet movie
Wednesday, May 2
Review and discuss the essential questions.
Read and discuss Act I, Scenes 4 and 5
Journals are due this week by the end of the week.
JOURNAL #1: QUEEN MAB SPEECH – Mercutio's famous Queen Mab speech is 329 words long. Translate this speech into a journal entry.
Read and discus Act II, Scenes 1-3
Thursday, May 3
Read and Discuss Act I, Scene 5 and Act II, Scenes
PLEASE TAKE THE TECHNOLOGY SURVEY
If 80% of all Freshmen take this survey, everyone gets an "A" on this assignment
Friday, May 4th
JOURNAL #2 – Act II SUMMARY: In 150-200 words, describe the main plot events and characters of Act II of the play Romeo and Juliet. Use the present tense to describe the action. Since some scenes have more plot than others, one way to break it down by words per scene would be: 1:20, 2:50, 3:40, 4:40, 5:30, and 6:20.
Act II, Scene 3
1. Romeo (lines 1 to 54) + Narrator (lines 55 to 94)
2. Friar Lawrence (lines 1 to 54)
3. Romeo (lines 55 to 94) + Narrator (lines 1 to 55)
4. Friar Lawrence (lines 55 to 94)
Act II, Scene 4
2. Benvolio + Peter
Act II, Scene 5 “Capulet’s orchard”
1. Juliet (lines 1-37)
2. The Nurse (lines 1-37)
3. Juliet (lines 38 to 77)
4. Juliet (lines 38 to 77) + Narrator (lines 1-37)
Act II, Scene 6 “Friar Lawrence’s cell”
Wednesday, May 9
TIMELINE SO FAR > > >
Thursday, May 10
#3 Act III SUMMARY: Write a 250-word summary of all of Act III including all of the following terms: sarcastic tone, crisis, tragic flaw, Tybalt, Mercutio, Romeo's banishment, Juliet's oxymorons, Friar's plan, Capulet's plan, Capulet's rant, Juliet's plan . . .
Read and discuss the rest of Act III
Friday, May 11
Act IV, Scene 1 “Friar Lawrence’s cell”
Identify four symptoms of the poison:
When should she take it?
How long will it last?
How will the Capulets respond?
Where will the Friar retrieve her?
Act IV, Scene 2 “A hall in Capulet’s house”
2. Servingman + Juliet
4. Lady Capulet
Act IV, Scene 3 “Juliet’s chamber”
1. Juliet (1-20)
2. Lady Capulet + Narrator
3. Juliet (21-41)
4. Juliet (42-58)
Act IV, Scene 4 “A hall in Capulet’s house”
1. Lady Capulet
2. Nurse + First Fellow
4. Second Fellow
Act IV, Scene 5 “Juliet’s chamber”
1. Nurse + Paris
2. Lady Capulet--
Stop reading at line 95
#4 ACT IV SUMMARY: In 150-200 words, describe the main plot events and characters in Act IV in the play Romeo and Juliet. Use the present tense to describe the action.
Read Act V