Reflection: Checks for Understanding Discussing and Writing about Romeo, a "Solely Singular" Jokester - Section 2: Reading: Romeo and Mercutio Joke


Throughout our reading, I could feel the students waiting at the end of lines for me to pause the speakers and explain the passages. The speakers even seemed to pause ever so briefly before their lines, just in case I wanted to speak. In some ways, this routine is a good sign because it means that they are paying attention, but it also signaled to me that it is probably time to stop feeding them so much information. I don't want the class to get too comfortable. Instead, I want them to feel comfortable enough to work through the language independently. I am glad that we had a writing assignment today that will help me assess just how many students are ready for more independent work and which students will need more scaffolding.

  A Punny Situation
  Checks for Understanding: A Punny Situation
Loading resource...

Discussing and Writing about Romeo, a "Solely Singular" Jokester

Unit 15: Romeo and Juliet Act 2: Analysis of Character and Tension
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: SWBAT cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of the text by arguing whether Mercutio or Romeo is better at word play.

Big Idea: Who's better at word play: Mercutio or Romeo? How do you know?

  Print Lesson
1 teacher likes this lesson
Similar Lessons
Analyzing Poetry about Beliefs: Using FACE to Uncover the Mask (Day 1 of 2)
9th Grade ELA » Poetry Analysis
Big Idea: Will my beliefs about masks affect my judgment? Let's see the outcome!

Environment: Urban
Donna Fletcher
Introduction To Modernist Literature
11th Grade ELA » Modernist Literature
Big Idea: Without some knowledge of modernism, a Hemingway story would be a complete mystery for my students.
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
Martha Soto
Each Detail Matters: A Long Way Gone
10th Grade ELA » What It Means to be Human
Big Idea: Can we pay homage to an author by examining each word he or she chooses to put onto paper?
Independence, MO
Environment: Suburban
Lindsay Thompson
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload