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how do i make a 9th grade lesson plan on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? Answered

How do I make a 9th grade lesson plan on language analysis including blank verse, Shakespeare idiom, imagery and sonnet form basing it on Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet?

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NobodyInParticular (author)2009-07-06

Wikipedia would be a good place to start devloping your outline.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blank_verse
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figures_of_speech
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imagery_(literature)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare%27s_sonnets
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_and_Juliet

Then head for sites with more specific information, such as the Purdue writing lab.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/617/01/
http://www.clicknotes.com/romeo/Sonnet.html

I would also include some time to read out a short piece of a Shakespeare poem using the accent he would have used. Since he lived during the Great Vowel Shift, the vowels in his speech would have sounded more like Spanish than present-day English.

And of course ask to see the lesson plans of teachers who have been teaching the same subject for decades.

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Kiteman (author)2009-07-06

Try asking a 9th grade English teacher.

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