Post date: Jun 6, 2018 1:41:33 PM
To end the school year, the students are reading Romeo and Juliet. This unit serves as an introduction to further study that will take place in the upper grades. The objectives of this unit are to have the students gain experience with reading and interpreting Shakespeare's language; viewing and analyzing stage and video productions; forming an understanding of the plot devices and characters.
For the final assessment, students will be quizzed on the main points of the unit, including the play, iambic pentameter (Shakespeare's poetic meter), the history of the English language, and drama vocabulary.