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This podcast is part of the series: Required Reading Reviews - High School
Student authors and speakers: Anna.
New Century Technology High School, Huntsville City Schools
Throughout school, students are often required to read books that they know nothing about. This is one of a series of podcasts reviewing required high school reading materials. This video review is of Romeo and Juliet, one of the most popular plays by William Shakespeare. The play has been said to be the ultimate love story and the ultimate test of love. This podcast will give you a brief and accurate summary of this classic play.
Content Areas: English/Language Arts
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
[ELA] (9) 1: Identify genre, tone, and plot in short stories, drama, and poetry and identify organizational structure in essays and other nonfiction text to comprehend recreational reading materials.
[ELA] (9) 2: Compare the use of language and literary elements and devices, including rhythm, rhyme scheme, tone, and plot, in various selections, cultures, and genres.
[ELA] (11) 1: Analyze authors' use of literary elements including characterization, theme, tone, setting, mood, plot, and literary point of view, in American short stories, drama, poetry, or essays and other nonfiction literature, predominantly from 1900 to the present.
[ELA] (12) 1: Compare organizational structure, figurative language, and literary devices, including use of paradox, among predominantly British short stories, drama, poetry, essays, and other nonfiction literature.
[ELA] (12) 3: Analyze British literature for style, audience appeal, cultural significance, and plot structure.
[ELA] (12) 4: Identify literary elements in British literary selections from various genres.
[ELA2013] (9) 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. [RL.9-10.2]
[ELA2013] (9) 3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. [RL.9-10.3]
[ELA2013] (11) 2: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. [RL.11-12.2]
[ELA2013] (11) 3: Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed). [RL.11-12.3]
[ELA2013] (11) 9: By the end of Grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the Grades 11-College and Career Readiness (CCR) text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. [RL.11-12.10]
[ELA2013] (12) 8: Demonstrate knowledge of foundational works of European literature with a concentration in British literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics. [RL.11-12.9] (Alabama)
[ELA2013] (12) 9: By the end of Grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the Grades 11-College and Career Readiness (CCR) text complexity band independently and proficiently. [RL.11-12.10]