Romeo and Juliet - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 9-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: Verona, Italy

Genre: British Literature, Shakespeare

Page Count: 60 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7-8 weeks

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One of the most well-known love stories of all time; a love "too rash, too unadvised, too sudden."
Romeo and Juliet get involved in a romantic relationship against the wills of their feuding families, utilizing the help of a priest to sanction their marriage. Through circumstance, blood, deception, and tragedy, the story unfolds. Will the young lovers overcome generations of pain and hate? Will the feud between their families overcome them? Or will their rashness, youth, and impatience bring about their final downfall?

Progeny Press' Romeo and Juliet English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

English/Language Arts Credit: This High School literature curriculum provides students with a one-quarter credit.
Author Biography:  Learn about the enduring legacy of William Shakespeare, one of history's greatest playwrights.
Background Information: Dive into the fascinating history behind the iconic love story of Romeo and Juliet.
Before-You-Read Activities: Engage in thought-provoking exercises such as analyzing conflict, creating written reports on themes like suicide, exploring maps, crafting persuasive arguments, watching travel videos, delving into the author's biography, and uncovering the world of Greek and Roman mythology.
Vocabulary: Enhance your language skills with a variety of engaging activities designed to help you expand your vocabulary.
Literary Techniques: Discover the building blocks of storytelling, including root words, prologues, paradoxes, character analysis, similes, metaphors, extended metaphors, soliloquies, foreshadowing, paraphrasing, understanding conflicts, identifying complications, interpreting stage directions, grasping context, recognizing dramatic irony, differentiating main and minor characters, exploring protagonists and antagonists, unraveling themes, and grasping the structure of tragic plays.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Reflect and learn from the moral issues in the play such as counseling and advice, the concept of love at first sight, managing anger, experiencing a change of heart, the essence of friendship, the complexities of true love versus infatuation, personal growth through adversity, ethical dilemmas, understanding consequences, the weight of murder and suicide, and the power of hope.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Participate in activities like performing dramatic scenes, creating timelines, crafting essays on the theme of true love, providing explanations on valuable advice, and even revising and modernizing a play script.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Expand your literary horizons with our list of additional works by the same author and related books that complement or echo the themes found in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Movie suggestions are also included to enhance your study.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Formatted with your High School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refine their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
Verona, Italy
British Literature, Shakespeare
Study Guide Page Count:
66 pages
Study Guide Author:
Bethine Ellie
For the Book By:
William Shakespeare

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    2 Reviews

  • Posted by Paula Barger on 22nd Sep 2023


    Writing Assignments

    I miss not having Optional Activities with writing and project assignments at the end of each act. These are usually creative topics and activities that I didn't have to think about writing. Otherwise, the questions and vocabulary assignments are up to their usual excellent standard.

  • Posted by Rosemary K. on 3rd Aug 2015


    This was the first study

    This was the first study guide we used. Helped to enjoy and understand the book.