Romeo and juliet guided reading questions

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romeo and juliet guided reading questions

Romeo and Juliet by Andrew Matthews

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When Romeo and Juliet meet at a masked ball its love at first sight. But their families are sworn enemies, and the very next day a deadly brawl breaks out between the Montagues and Capulets. Young Romeo is caught up in the fighting and as punishment is banished from the city - and sent away from Juliet for ever...

A beautiful retelling of Shakespeares most famous love story.
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Achieving a Grade 9 for GCSE English Literature: Romeo and Juliet

First performed around , Romeo and Juliet has been adapted as a ballet, an opera, the musical West Side Story , and a dozen films.
Andrew Matthews

Romeo and Juliet Guided Reading

The most influential writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare was born in to a successful middle-class glove-maker in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare attended grammar school, but his formal education proceeded no further. In he married an older woman, Anne Hathaway, and had three children with her. Around he left his family behind and traveled to London to work as an actor and playwright. Public and critical success quickly followed, and Shakespeare eventually became the most popular playwright in England and part-owner of the Globe Theater.

There's no real consensus among Shakespearean scholars about the role of fate in "Romeo and Juliet. Or are the events of this famed play a matter of bad luck and missed chances? Let's take a look at the role of fate and destiny in the story of the two teenagers from Verona whose feuding families can't keep them apart. Romeo and Juliet's story begins in the streets of Verona. Members of two feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets , are in the midst of a brawl.

Were the star-cross'd lovers doomed from the start?

How does Tybalt try to insult Romeo? What does Romeo know that Tybalt does not? What do Tybalt and Mercutio do? How does Romeo respond? What news does Benvolio bring of Mercutio?

On the level of culture or collective meaning, vendetta shared with carnival festivity and carnivalesque literature a preoccupation with the human body, both literally and figuratively, and with animals, their characteristics and behavior, and their relationships with human beings. Avengers gloried in the dishonor of enemies' bodies and explained themselves by comparing men to animals, especially to pigs and dogs. On the sociological level vendetta was highly elastic, easily distorted to fit circumstances, often greatly contracted or expanded by political events and conditions. Vendetta could be the exclusive mania of a few individuals who failed even to infect their own kin, the excessive fascination of an entire clan, or the means by which whole clientage networks of artisans and peasants were mobilized for violent factional confrontations. By examining one long and particularly bloody vendetta that dominated life in Friuli during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, a vendetta that probably provided the historical prototype for Alvise da Porto's Giulietta e Romeo , and by comparing that vendetta with others in Italy, a picture can be drawn that illustrates the vast cultural range of vendetta-related concepts of honor and shame, the pliant consistency of vendetta-based groups and coalitions, and the value of vendetta as a system of justice. What does it mean that the lovers are "star-crossed" Pro. What is the effect of having the author speaking through Chorus give away the ending?

Do you want to help students understand the action in Romeo and Juliet while keeping them engaged as they read? Are you unsure of what literary terms to focus on while you teach the play? This guide is your answer! This Act 1 guide will take you through Act 1 providing your students with some vocabulary and literary terms that they should know as they read Act 1, while providing examples of those literary terms. In addition, this guide provides text dependent questions to complete as they read as well as a breakdown of the two most famous speeches in this Act 1. This is a great way to get started reading Romeo and Juliet.


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