Grade 9 ELA Module 1: Unit 3, Lesson 9

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

After viewing Baz Luhrmann’s depiction of the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, the class listens to a recording of act 3, scene 1, lines 59–110; and then groups consider how Shakespeare develops Romeo’s character through his interactions with Tybalt and Mercutio during this fight scene. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members to highlight lines they feel reveal Romeo's character
Classroom Considerations

  • The ninth 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 14-page resource includes a list of the Common Core standards that form the basis of the lesson, the plan, a vocabulary list, a discussion question and sample responses, a Quick Write prompt; and a written homework assignment in which class members indicate who they feel is responsible for Mercutio's death

  • All the lessons in the unit follow the same format