Romeo and Juliet
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A set of discussion cards which look at family conflicts and how to resolve them. A great pre-reading activity!
How do you feel about arranged marriage?
Discuss the issue of arranged marriage before reading the play with a fun quiz, using our Choices whizzy. A paper version is also available.
Andrew Moore's study guide to Romeo and Juliet
A detailed guide to the play. Orignally published on www.universalteacher.co.uk
This fun resource will help your KS3 students to consolidate the plot of 'Romeo and Juliet'. It's a versatile idea - why not adapt it for other plays/novels too?
Foreshadowing and the Friar
Questions on the character of Friar Lawrence in Act 2 Scene 3. Includes language analysis with an emphasis on foreshadowing.
The steps to death
Recognise, sequence and record the mistakes made by characters that lead to a tragic end. Works best when enlarged to A3.
Mercutio and Romeo
Individual and group based tasks to explore similarities and differences between Mercutio and Romeo in Act 2 Scene 4.
... and they all lived happily ever after!
Re-think the actions and decisions of the main characters to change the outcome of the play!
Sequencing the scene
Students put the events of Act 2 Scene 4 in the correct order, before tackling an essay question on the presentation of Romeo and Mercutio. Answer sheet attached.
Taking the mick!
Focus students' attention on the witty and teasing side of Mercutio.
Thought provoking questions which may be used while teaching or as the basis for controlled assessment. Particularly useful for OCR GCSE English and Edexcel Advanced GCE in English Language and Literature.
Making a drama of it
A collection of speaking and listening/drama activities to broaden students' understanding of the play (its characters and themes).
A Hexbusters game using Promethean software. Perfect for re-invigorating sleepy students on a rainy afternoon.
The first three acts
Questions to check understanding of the first three acts of the play.
Writing the wrongs
A choice of writing tasks with thinking points to help support students' writing.
Act 3 Scene 2 - imagery and oxymorons
A series of tasks for exploring imagery and oxymorons in Juliet's speeches.
Cards to print and cut up. Each contains a question and an answer. Ideal as a 'follow me' game around the room or straightforward dominoes. (Just cut up the pairs of cards and hand them out to your students.)
Weeds and flowers
Handy resource concentrating on contrasts and oppositions. Focuses on the Prologue, Act 1 Scene 2 and Act 2 Scene 3.
Sort it out, Romeo!
A great resource for encouraging students to engage with Romeo and Juliet's language in Act 2 Scene 2, by sorting their speeches into categories of their own choice. Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
A fun, interactive starter activity to refresh students' knowledge of the play. Teacher's notes included on page 2.
Love changes everything
A really useful resource for comparing Romeo's character between Act 1 Scene 1 and Act 2 Scene 2.
Using Act 1 Scene 1, pupils uncover the personality traits of Tybalt, Benvolio and Romeo then write lonely hearts ads for them.
A simple crossword, ideal for a lesson starter or revision.
Characters in Romeo and Juliet grid set
This Clicker Grids Set is designed to support a study of the characters from 'Romeo and Juliet.' The menu grid links to alphabetically sorted word banks. How to use this resource.
Characters in Romeo and Juliet
This Wordbar supports writing about characters. How to use this resource.
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Blame in Romeo and Juliet
This Wordbar supports writing about who was to blame for the tragedy in ‘Romeo and Juliet’. How to use this resource.
A great resource encouraging pupils to consider how women lived in Shakespeare's times. Includes an answer sheet.
Concept map starter
An activity to get students thinking about the connections between the main characters. Also available as a SMART Notebook and a Promethean flipchart.
Crunched version of the text: full listing in rhyme-sort
The text has been 'crunched' and then divided up into its key adjectives, adverbs and nouns, providing information for a fascinating study into Shakespeare's use of language.
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Casting an actor for a part in a play
Writing about a character: planning framework for a director's letter inviting an actor/actress to play a part in your production.
Compare two film versions of Romeo and Juliet
A comparison grid and essay frame focusing on the fight scene in Act 1 Scene 1. Might work well as a media task.
Questions for a summary
A straightforward list of questions which can be used as prompts during a film version of the play. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
Act 3 scene 1: The fight
How would you direct the fight scene? Stagecraft and story.
Who said what in the play?
Match each quote to: Who said it? About whom or what? To whom? Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
Romeo and Juliet oral response to reading assignment
A pupil sheet for preparing and presenting oral coursework for Romeo and Juliet (focus on dramatic qualities of Act 1 Scene 5).
Romeo and Juliet: The Trial
Very nice, and comprehensive, speaking and listening activity pack. Includes superb witness statements.
What happened in the crypt?
A lovely lesson pack exploring the Romeo and Juliet crime scene.
How is Juliet introduced to the audience?
Handy preparation for oral or written assessment. The original resource is followed by a differentiated version for use with students with SEN.
Act 1 Scene 1
The Prince's speech - comprehension questions and an extended writing task.
Test your knowledge of the play! Also available as a Promethean flipchart.
Violent scenes in Romeo and Juliet
An accessible resource looking at violence and conflict in the play and focusing on Act 1 scene 1, Act 3 scene 1 and Act 3 scene 5.
Simple, versatile summary of the story.
Romeo and Juliet - star cross'd lovers
Sequence the prologue. An interactive version is available.
Name that character card game
Cut out cards for matching the event / quote to a character.
Theme dominoes cut out cards
Match the theme to the quote.
Mystery diary entries
You find scraps of paper; all pages torn out of people's diaries. Decide who wrote each, and when.
Aspects of love
Fill in the chart to show who or what characters love, giving evidence from the play.
Love changes everything
Complete grids to show how Romeo and Juliet change towards other characters after meeting each other. Explore how these changes take the plot forward.
Who did it? Why?
Complete the table by matching each character to an action and giving reasons for their behaviour.
What day did it happen?
Put the story in the right order and work out which day of week each event happens.
The ghosts from the tombs
What does each ghost say at night?
Put the story in the right order (17 events)
Murder in the graveyard
Write a police report on the killings at the end of the play.
Using the prologue, write your own blurb for the play
Use these questions to check understanding of plot and character.
Romeo's diary (3)
Write a diary entry following the events of Act 3 Scene 5.
Romeo's diary (2)
After the big fight and the wedding night.
Romeo's diary (1)
After the ball.