Grade 9 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 4

This Grade 9 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 4 lesson plan also includes:

Class members watch the clip of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet in which Benvolio persuades Romeo to go with him to the Capulet ball to see Rosaline. Pairs then examine act 1, scene 3, lines 64–100 and consider how Shakespeare develops Juliet's character through her conversation with her mother about Paris’s proposal of marriage. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members prepare a masterful reading of the portion of the text under study or use the provided link to audio recordings
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth in a 20-lesson unit that uses Romeo and Juliet as an anchor text
  • Scenes from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet are used throughout the unit as illustrations

  • The 12-page resource includes a list of the Common Core standards that form the basis of the lesson, the plan, a vocabulary list, discussion question and sample responses, a Quick Write prompt, and a homework assignment that asks class members to compare Romeo and Juliet's attitudes toward love

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