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Student groups will be assigned separate acts of Romeo and Juliet where they will read and interpret the original version; then, remake it using a modern spin but keeping the same basic plot.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
What if the decisions you make had consequences?
Additional Learning Objective(s):
Greater than 120 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
A copy of Romeo and Juliet
Technology Resources Needed:
Laptops, PowerPoint, Video Camera,
Students will need to have a general understanding of the play and its plot.
Step One: Students will be assigned to read the play Romeo and Juliet. A class discussion will be held and quizzes will be given at the end of each act and again once the entire play is finish.
Step Two: Students will be divided 5 in groups, and each group will be given an act of the play. Students will be required as a group to read the assigned act again to recheck for understanding, then write/type a summary of the act.
Step Three: Students will remake the play into modern day. They must rewrite/type it so that it is written/typed like a play but keeps the same basic plot and happens in modern day. (they can change the language, activities, etc...)
Step Four: Students groups will act out and record their remade version of the play.
Step Five: Students will create a short PowerPoint presentation to discuss and present their act to the class. At the end of the PowerPoint presentation, students will show the class an acted out recorded version of their play.
Students will be grouped to include low/high performing students, as well as low/high technology comfort levels to allow students to support other group members.
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poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.