Romeo and Juliet: The Tragic Ending!
This detailed and informative lesson enables students to gain a detailed understanding of the features of tragedy evident throughout final act of William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. Students learn to demonstrate a developed understanding of key plot meanings and tragedy features such as inevitability, idealism, and vengeance, through analysis of precisely-selected textual evidence.

The lesson utilises a range of tasks, that require students to be attentive and interactive learners. It follows this learning journey:
- Defining the key features of tragedy;
- Remembering and sequencing the key events of the text leading up to Act V
- Reading and interpreting Act V, interpreting and inferring the key meanings;
- Identifying and analysing the key features of tragedy used throughout the scene;
- Considering the effect that these features are intended to evoke;
- Peer/self-evaluating the learning in the lesson.

Included in this resource pack are:
- A well-presented, thorough, and informative, whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- Resources for the reading and interpreting activity - full Act V transcript with space for notes;
- A closer analysis worksheet based upon the features of tragedy (with teacher answer sheet);
- Features of tragedy definition cards;
- A template to help scaffold the main task, complete with P.E.E instructions;
- A challenging and thought-provoking worksheet, and an answer sheet for the teacher.

All images in this resource are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the lesson presentation.
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  • The-Tragic-Ending.pptx
  • Romeo-and-Juliet-Act-V-Worksheet.docx
  • Features-of-Tragedy-Worksheet.docx
  • Features-of-Tragedy-Essay-Template.docx
  • Sequencing-Activity.docx
  • Features-of-Tragedy-Worksheet---Answers.docx
  • Romeo-and-Juliet---Tragic-Ending---Lesson-Plan.docx
  • Romeo-and-Juliet-Act-V-Worksheet-Answers.docx
  • Romeo-and-Juliet-Text---Act-V.docx

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Created: Apr 13, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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