This is a comprehensive study of William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ broken down into 30 lessons in which key scenes from each of the five acts, are analysed by students using the original text. Students will annotate their understanding of the bard’s words and in some lessons, modernise these to enhance understanding.
Students will explore not only language devices such as juxta positioning and dramatic irony, they will also work with the concepts of the themes love, hate and fate. Students will learn to express their interpretation of the play via a PEEL (Point, Evidence, Explanation and Link) formula and this will be used as part of their Summative Assessment. Various scaffolds and prompts are available consistently throughout this close study of the tragic text.