Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Comparing Juxtapositions in Acts 1 and 2 - Section 2: Analyzing the Juxtapositions

 

I like this worksheet a lot because it focuses students on the many juxtapositions in the play, most of which we have already addressed in one way or another. But I need to work on better directions. All student could identify a specific example for each general juxtaposition, but the argument piece was more difficult as I expected. We worked through "Society v the Lovers" together, which helped, but I still think that better written direction could help even more. The trick is that I don't know what to write.. I'm thinking about changing "Then make an argument about that specific juxtaposition" to "Then make a statement about what the tension illuminates." Would that be easier for students to understand? I'm not sure. 

 

 

  Clarifying Directions
  Adjustments to Practice: Clarifying Directions
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Comparing Juxtapositions in Acts 1 and 2

Unit 15: Romeo and Juliet Act 2: Analysis of Character and Tension
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: SWBAT analyze and compare themes by tracing juxtapositions within the first two acts of Romeo and Juliet.

Big Idea: Shakespeare, you're so tense! Why?

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