Date of lesson: April 21, 2003
Time frame of lesson: 20 minutes
22 students/14-15 years old/grade 9
This lesson will be near the end of a unit on Romeo and Juliet. We have finished reading the play as a class. The class is shortened to 20 minutes because of an assembly.
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
(1) Identify and describe elements of drama;
(2) Critically view and evaluate the effectiveness of a movie scene;
(3) State and defend an opinion;
(4) Demonstrate an appreciation for drama (measured by studentsâ€™ responses during discussion).
- VCR and TV
- Videotape of Franco Zefferelliâ€™s Romeo and Juliet
- Videotape of Baz Luhrmannâ€™s William Shakespeareâ€™s Romeo & Juliet
- An overhead transparency stating factors the students should be looking for while viewing
- Index cards
A. I will set up the lesson by explaining that the class will be watching scenes (the same scene) from two different film versions of Romeo & Juliet.
B. A list of factors to be considered in comparing the two videos will be shown on an overhead.
C. The scenes from each movie will be shown to the students consecutively. (approximately 8 minutes)
D. The students will be given a moment to gather their thoughts, then share their thoughts with a partner (Think, Pair, Share). (approximately 4 minutes)
E. Pairs will be asked to voluntarily share some observations with the whole class. (approximately 5 minutes)
F. Students will be asked to write a â€œticket out the doorâ€ on an index card, stating which version of the scene they preferred and one reason why.
I will evaluate the students’ participation during class by walking around and monitoring discussion. The â€œticket out the doorâ€ will also be a form of evaluation.
The students will be given an essay question on their unit test in which they will be asked to compare the two scenes and relate them to the text. If any students were absent from this lesson, they will have the opportunity to either view the scenes on their own or choose an alternate question.
We will continue discussion/review of Romeo and Juliet in preparation for the unit test.