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The Language Of Romeo And Juliet


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The Language Of Romeo And Juliet

  1. 1. The Language of Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary in Context Readers’ Theatre Graffiti Wall
  2. 2. Vocabulary In Context <ul><li>Word lists taken from words or derivatives of words that have appeared on SAT or ACT tests </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative to looking up words in the dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Words should be discussed as a class </li></ul><ul><li>Can be done in pairs or small groups </li></ul>
  3. 3. Act 1 Vocabulary <ul><li>adversary </li></ul><ul><li>augment </li></ul><ul><li>disparage </li></ul><ul><li>oppression </li></ul><ul><li>pernicious </li></ul><ul><li>transgression </li></ul><ul><li>virtuous </li></ul><ul><li>exquisite </li></ul><ul><li>grievance </li></ul><ul><li>profane </li></ul><ul><li>solemnity </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vocabulary in Context Directions <ul><li>Write the word and page number from the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Write the sentence from the text where the word was used. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a working definition. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a synonym for the word. </li></ul><ul><li>Write why the word is important to the story. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Vocabulary In Context Student Example <ul><li>adversary pg. 8, Here were the servants of your adversary And yours, close fighting ere I did approach. An adversary is somone you don’t getta long with. A synonym is enemy. Adversary is important to the story because the Montagues and Capulits are enemies from a long time ago. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Vocabulary In Context Scaffolding <ul><li>Students can work in pairs or small groups where each is given a specific role. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can do picture vocabulary demonstrating what the word means through visual representation. </li></ul><ul><li>Small groups can do 1 or 2 words then present to the class. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Readers’ Theatre <ul><li>Scaffolded Unit contains 8 Readers’ Theatre Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose is to provide students with an opportunity to hear Shakespeare and access the Shakespearean English as well and the Modern English versions. </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Plague O’ Both Your Houses” </li></ul><ul><li>Assign Parts-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Perform </li></ul><ul><li>View Movie Clip </li></ul>
  8. 8. Graffiti Wall <ul><li>Provides students the opportunity to access Shakespearean English and do translations to Modern English in a fun way. </li></ul><ul><li>Group Activity-provides scaffold for struggling students. </li></ul><ul><li>Directions </li></ul>