"ROMEO & JULIET" is our new unit! We have spent the past few days previewing much of what will be reading. Students have a substantial packet and a textbook for the unit. Monday, students were to complete pages 2,3 of the pre-reading activities. We finished discussing those on Tuesday and moved into the background on Shakespeare and his poetry.
We discussed IAMBIC PENTAMETER (5 "heartbeat" syllables per line) and BLANK VERSE. A text reading assignment followed on Shakespeare's staging. Wednesday, we continued with more on his life, complete with PowerPoint and worksheets. Homework was to construct 5 Shakespearean insults based from page 12 of the packet/guide.