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Tragic Love: Introducing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

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Tragic Love: Introducing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Heather Barto Wiley

Greensboro, North Carolina


National Council of Teachers of English


Student Interactives

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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.


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Grades   1 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 23

In 1564, William Shakespeare was born on this day.

Based on grade level, students learn about rhyming structure, experiment with the Shakespearean Insult Kit, or study scenes from Othello and watch an adaptation of that scene from the movie O.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Reading Shakespeare with Young Adults

Dakin explores different methods for getting students engaged--and excited--about Shakespeare's plays as they learn to construct meaning from the texts' sixteenth-century language and connect it to their twenty-first-century lives.


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