Year 9 Introduction to Shakespeare and Romeo & Juliet

The Year 9 students have started a challenging English topic learning about Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. We are looking in detail at the characters and how the plot develops with each scene.

The students were able to learn some new vocabulary. This included unrequited, paradox and cliche. We always have the dictionaries on hand to help with any new words.

The Year 9 students have also been talking about the emotions and how each character is feeling. Some great questions were asked as we looked a little deeper into their motivations.

Some of the language in Romeo and Juliet can be challenging. The students worked together to find a shared meaning.

This work will lead to the Year 9 students writing their own text based around Romeo and Juliet. We are also making some predictions about how the play might end.

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