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READING ENRICHMENT UNIT

Lesson Title: The Scope of Grade Level: 9th


Romeo and Juliet
Subject: English Time: 90 minutes
(broken into 3
sections)
Content Standards

Georgia Standards of Excellence


ELAGSE9-10RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of text and analyze in
detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and
is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the
text.
ELAGSE9-10RL3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or
conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other
characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
ELAGSE9-10RI7: Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums
(e.g., a persons life story in print and multimedia), determining which details are
emphasized in each account.
ELAGSE9-10RL10: By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature,
including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band
proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
ELAGSE9-10SL1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative
discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on
grades 910 topics, texts, and issues, building on others ideas and expressing
their own clearly and persuasively.
ELAGSE9-10SL2: Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse
media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility
and accuracy of each source.

Standards for the 21st Century Learner


1.1.2: Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.
1.1.4: Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.
1.1.8: Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and
pursuing inquiry.
1.1.9: Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.
1.2.3: Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.
2.1.5: Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings,
make decisions, and solve problems.
3.1.2: Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network
of learners.
3.2.2 Show social responsibility by participating actively with others in learning
situations and by contributing questions and ideas during group discussions.
Learning Objective: Students will determine and analyze
themes of Romeo and Juliet, discuss the
influences the work has had in
literature, and learn about the roots of
the story.
Background: Students have been reading the play
Romeo and Juliet in their English class
and have just completed their test for
the unit. This unit was designed to
enrich their understanding.
Segment 1: Opener

Students will enter the library and retrieve a chrome book from the Media Center
cart. The first assignment will be pulled up and projected on the screen. Students
will be instructed to create memes reflecting scenes, themes, and key points of
incidents in the play, and share them on the group Padlet. The screen will project
the Padlet in real time, so students will see each others additions. During this
time, the teacher will encourage collaboration between students, and ask
questions to promote different viewpoints and representation.

Segment 2: Overarching Themes in Other Media

The teacher will open the next Padlet, and students will do the same. On this
Padlet, students will think of books, movies, songs, etc. that share themes with
Romeo and Juliet and were possibly inspired by the play. Students will discuss
each media/book they add to the Padlet and determine whether it fits.

Segment 3: Romeo and Juliets Roots

Students will listen to a presentation on the origins of the famous play, and
discuss the roots of the story. After the discussion, the students and teacher will
revisit the second Padlet and discuss the implications on these stories that were
inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
Resources

2
Padlet
Status/Twitter Simulator
Meme Generator
Romeo and Juliet Prezi