Romeo and Juliet - teaching resource

Romeo and Juliet Teaching Resources

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Romeo and Juliet - Unit of Work

‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a GCSE unit of work containing a 259-slide PowerPoint, 50 PDF worksheets and a 32-lesson overview. This engaging unit explores the play act by act and scene by scene, analysing its plot, characters, themes, language and historical context through a range of learning activities.

Resources include planning (32 lesson overview), a fully editable PowerPoint teaching resource and forty-nine accompanying PDF worksheets.

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Below are examples of the activities contained in the lessons.

- Historical / social / literary context - a biography of Shakespeare's life and the Elizabethan theatre

- Scene by scene activities to consolidate understanding

- Comprehension questions to assess students’ knowledge of plot, character, language, context and themes

- Close analysis of the characters of Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio and Tybalt

- Exploration of key themes - love, hate, fate, loyalty

- The social and historical context of Romeo and Juliet and the play’s representation of women

- Developing key reading skills - inference and deduction

- Using P.E.T.E.R. Point/Evidence/Technique/Explain/Reader to write an effective GCSE exam essay

- Detailed analysis of Shakespeare’s language, key quotes and Romeo and Juliet’s soliloquies and monologues

- How Shakespeare uses tension and suspense in Romeo and Juliet

- Role play - hot-seating activities

- Understanding key characters through empathy writing tasks

- Video links to help the teaching and learning of key scene

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