Freshmen: Language in Romeo and Juliet

The Freshmen in Room G17 will continue their work with Romeo and Juliet this week, focusing on close reading. Specifically, students will consider how the language particular characters use impacts their characterization. On Monday and Tuesday, students will work in small groups to finish reading Act II and identify lines from the text that reveal character traits of Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, and the Nurse. Wednesday, students will independently read and study Act III, Scene 1 in preparation for a quiz on Thursday. For this quiz, students will answer comprehension questions and analysis questions regarding characterizations. All questions will require careful and independent reading of lines from the text–not memorization of events.