Resources for teaching Romeo and Juliet to 9th graders. These resources include: Anticipation Guides KWPL Journal Questions Quizzes Character Lists Character Webs Questions Bingo Figurative Language Exercises Exam


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  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10


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LA.9.R.1.1.a: Language Arts

define a purpose for reading by asking questions about what they need to know for their research

LA.9.R.1.2: Language Arts

Use specialized reference sources, such as glossaries and directories

LA.9.R.1.3.a: Language Arts

demonstrate task awareness by employing flexible strategies

LA.9.R.1.4.a: Language Arts

focus on key words and phrases to generate research questions

LA.9.R.1.5: Language Arts

Recognize the defining features and structures of informational texts

LA.9.R.1.6: Language Arts

Interpret and evaluate data, facts, and ideas in informational texts, such as national newspapers, online and electronic databases, and websites

LA.9.R.1.7: Language Arts

Identify and evaluate the validity of informational sources, with assistance

LA.9.R.1.8: Language Arts

Distinguish verifiable statement from hypothesis, and assumption and facts from opinion, with assistance

LA.9.R.1.9.a: Language Arts

employ a range of post-reading practices

LA.9.R.2.1.a: Language Arts

build background by activating prior knowledge through questioning what they already know about the form in which the story is presented and the period in which it was written

LA.9.R.2.2: Language Arts

Read, view, and respond independently to literary works that represent a range of social, historical, and cultural perspectives

LA.9.R.2.3.a: Language Arts

check for understanding of texts by engaging in oral reading activities, such as read-arounds, to identify and provide effective examples of literary elements

LA.9.R.2.4: Language Arts

Distinguish between different forms of poetry, such as sonnet, lyric, elegy, narrative, epic, and ode

LA.9.R.2.5: Language Arts

Compare a film, video, or stage version of a literary work with the written version

LA.9.R.2.6.a: Language Arts

engage in a variety of shared reading experiences, such as choral reading and reader?s theatre

LA.9.R.2.7: Language Arts

Read works with a common theme and compare the treatment of that theme by different authors

LA.9.R.2.8: Language Arts

Interpret multiple levels of meaning in text

LA.9.R.2.9: Language Arts

Recognize relevance of literature to personal events and situations

LA.9.R.3.1: Language Arts

Form opinions and make judgments about the accuracy of information and personal texts

LA.9.R.3.2: Language Arts

Generate a list of significant questions to assist with analysis of text

LA.9.R.3.3.a: Language Arts

determine the significance and reliability of information

LA.9.R.3.3.b: Language Arts

focus on key words/phrases that signal that the text is heading in a particular direction

LA.9.R.3.4.a: Language Arts

rhythm, rhyme, and sound pattern

LA.9.R.3.4.b: Language Arts


LA.9.R.3.4.c: Language Arts

differences between language of the poem and everyday language of readers

LA.9.R.3.5: Language Arts

Engage in oral reading activities, such as read-arounds, to identify and provide effective examples of poetic elements

LA.9.R.3.6.a: Language Arts

the development of a central idea or theme

LA.9.R.3.6.b: Language Arts

the development of characters and their actions

LA.9.R.3.6.c: Language Arts

the elements of the plot, such as conflict, climax, and resolution

LA.9.R.3.6.d: Language Arts

the significance of the title

LA.9.R.3.7: Language Arts

Form opinions and make judgments about literary works, by analyzing and evaluating texts from a critical perspective

LA.9.R.3.8: Language Arts

Select, reject, and reconcile ideas and information in light of prior knowledge and experiences

LA.9.R.4.1: Language Arts

Share reading experiences with a peer or adult; for example, read together silently or aloud or discuss reactions to texts

LA.9.R.4.2: Language Arts

Consider the age, gender, social position, and cultural traditions of the writer

LA.9.R.4.3: Language Arts

Recognize the types of language (e.g., informal vocabulary, culture-specific terminology, jargon, colloquialisms, email conventions) that are appropriate to social communication
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-07-18.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This complete, multifaceted, fabulous unit provides everything one needs to teach Romeo and Juliet, including an e-text of the play made available through the Guttenberg project. Best practice reading strategies are employed as there are pre-reading activities (i.e. anticipation guides), during reading activities (journaling, questioning, vocabulary development, games, graphic organizers), and post reading activities. Excellent assessment is provided, although there are no answer keys for the multiple choice part of the exam.
Homer Begonia
June 24, 2009
Rob! This is a fantastic wealth of resources. Thank you!

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