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An interesting lesson on Shakespeare’s play called “Romeo and Juliet Radio Shout Outs”
6, 7, 8
Title – Romeo and Juliet Radio “Shout Outs”
By – Kyle
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – 6-8
Aim/Goal: To explore and understand the relationships between the characters of Romeo and Juliet.
- After reading the first two or three acts, take about 15 minutes discussing what the characters feel about each other. “What are some of things you think they would say to each other?” is a great question to get that discussion started.
- After you feel the students have an understanding of the status of the relationships, ask them to imagine what would happen today if the characters were alive. What is one way that they would communicate ideas to each other. If children do not mention sending “shout outs” or dedications on the radio, you will need to prompt them.
- Have students try to think of a song, i banned objectionable titles and lyrics, that best describes how one character feels about the other.
- When they have chosen acceptable songs, have the students write a “shout out” from one character to another. They need to write exactly what the DJ is going to say on the radio. Again, watch for objectionable words.
- I had the students write the “shout out” on an index card, and write the song title, artist’s name, and student’s initials on a recordable CD.
The students loved this project, and the display on the wall, grabbed the attention of faculty and students. The students were extremely proud of their work.