To accompany the "Romeo & Juliet" graphic novels from Classical Comics and to help with their application in the classroom, this book is spiral-bound, making the pages easy to photocopy, and includes a CD-ROM with the pages in PDF format, ideal for whole-class teaching on whiteboards, laptops, etc or for direct digital printing. Written by a teacher, for teachers, helping to engage and involve students in Shakespeare's play. Suitable for teaching ages 10-17, this book provides exercises that cover structure, listening, understanding, motivation and character as well as key words, themes and literary techniques. Although the majority of the tasks focus on the use of language and comprehension, there are also many cross-curriculum topics, covering areas within history, ICT, drama, reading, speaking, writing and art. An extensive Educational Links section provides further study opportunities. Devised to encompass a broad range of skill levels, this book provides many opportunities for differentiated teaching and the tailoring of lessons to meet individual needs. Includes a CD-ROM.
This resource can be used alongside the Classical Comics adaptation of "Romeo & Juliet" as well as any traditional text. In fact, many of the activities can stand on their own as introductions to the world of Shakespeare.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare's Story? Famous Shakespeare Quotes UNDERSTANDING THE PLAY Act Summaries Questions: Acts One to Five Sequencing Timeline What Happens Next? FateA" or Just "Bad Luck"? CHARACTERS Character Study: Romeo Character Study: Juliet Character Study: Mercutio Character Study: Tybalt Character Study: Paris Character Study: Benvolio Character Study: Nurse Character Study: Friar Lawrence Character Study: Prince Escalus Character Study: Lords and Ladies Matching Quotes Characters and Adjectives LANGUAGE Adjectives - Widening your Vocabulary Similes Metaphors Oxymorons Juliet's Ambiguity Missing Words Close Textual Analysis DRAMA AND DISCUSSION Formal Debate Playscript Writing and Performance - The Scene UnseenA" Casting Director's Planning Notes After the Deaths - The Inquest CREATIVE WRITING Juliet's SuicideA" Note Character Diaries The Verona News Film Review Verona Obituaries Magazine Interview A Modern Version of Romeo and Juliet ESSAY WRITING GAMES AND ACTIVITIES Romeo and Juliet Spelling Jumble Romeo and Juliet Word Search Romeo and Juliet Crossword TEACHERS' NOTES, ANSWERS AND EXPANSIONS
Ian McNeilly has taught English in a variety of secondary schools and sixth forms both in the UK and overseas. He currently teaches part-time at Brantwood School in Sheffield. Ian, who holds a Masters degree in Literature Studies, has been Head of Department and an examiner for Cambridge International Examinations. His other role as Director for the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) - the professional body for all those working in English education - ensures his involvement with curriculum developments and you might read Ian's comments on education matters in the national press.