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Romeo and Juliet Reading and Discussing Shakespeare: Flexible Schedule

In this 5-week class, students will read and discuss Shakespeare's tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet
Janelle Fila
884 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 4 learners
Class
No live meetings
Over 5 weeks
13-18
year olds
1-6
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific

Available Times

Pacific
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Description

Class Experience

Week One: Prologue and Act 1 (Scenes 1-5)
Week Two: Act 2 (Scenes 1-6)
Week Three: Act 3 (Scenes 1-5)
Week Four: Act 4 (Scenes 1-5)
Week Five: Act 5 (Scenes 1-3)
I have a Master's degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults. I was a substitute teacher for three years before teaching full-time on Outschool for multiple years. I have been blessed to discuss Shakespeare in the classroom multiple times, including my own high school reading experience! My high school English teacher was obsessed with Shakespeare and taught me the importance of understanding these often tragic plays. I learned a lot from her enthusiasm and hope to pass that passion on to my own students. I have read this play 
multiple times, but I learn something new every time I am exposed to this story. It is an excellent book to discuss because there is so
much language and subtext to analyze. I am excited to read it alongside your student to see what emotions and feelings Shakespeare's writings stir up for them.
Students will read one act a week on their own time in. Each act contains 3-6 scenes. Each week, students will have access to 3-6 new videos and a corresponding worksheet with vocabulary definitions, discussion questions and places for fill-in-the blank answers. Each week, I assign a short writing assignment focused around that week's discussion questions and ask the students to share their responses in the classroom. There is a weekly Kahoot and supplemental daily activities (for days with no video) like an I Spy game, word searches and crossword puzzles to test their comprehension from the weekly chapters. 
The students will need their own copy of Romeo and Juliet to read on their own. It can be borrowed from the library or even listened to as an audio book. The students will not need a physical copy of the story in class, although they may find it helpful to have when completing the writing assignments. I use a well-annotated edition that explains difficult words and constructions in class, but students may want an annotated edition for their own reading as well.
The more questions, comments, and posts that students share in the classroom, the more I can understand their knowledge and comprehension of the topics we are discussing.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
From commonsensemedia.org: Parents need to know that Romeo and Juliet is often the first Shakespeare play that middle- or high-school students read. It's a tragic, romantic story about two young lovers who get caught in the crossfire of their parents' conflict. Shakespearean language can be challenging to read, especially at first, and newcomers would do best with a well-annotated edition that explains difficult words and constructions. Romeo and Juliet includes a little inappropriate sexual content and profanity. There are a few very violent scenes in which major characters are run through with swords. Both of the main characters commit suicide at the end of the play. 

Teacher

Janelle FilaLet's have some fun together!
884 total reviews
724 completed classes

About Me

I have a Master's degree in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, so I teach reading and writing classes. I worked as a substitute teacher for 3 years, in all age ranges and subject levels. 
This experience taught me that most kids enjoy... 
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