Julius Caesar Lesson Plans

I realize the school year has just begun, but it won't be long before even your favorite students will be looking to stab you in the back when you start talking about Shakespeare. These Julius Caesar lesson plans will help … [Read more...]

Who is Friar Lawrence? One Teacher’s Thoughts

Ok, I'll admit I'm a little obsessive when it comes to literary characters. Here's my rant about Friar Lawrence from Romeo and Juliet. I recorded it at Friar Lawrence's cell.This video rant serves as a decent summary of … [Read more...]

Romeo and Juliet Activities: Queen Mab and her Entourage

Mercutio gives one of the great descriptive monologues in all of Shakespeare with his ridiculing of dreams and his description of Queen Mab.Feel free to stop reading now and download the Queen Mab Wanted Poster … [Read more...]

How to Make Romeo and Juliet Easy to Understand and Teach: Scene Summaries and Dialectical Journals

Before you read this incredibly engaging post, be sure to download the Romeo and Juliet Summary Charts with Dialectical Journal Charts.Two classrooms both alike in dignity.In fair Verona High School where is our … [Read more...]

Julius Caesar Summary Worksheets

Just throwing together some stuff for teaching Julius Caesar. It's been a while, so I had to take a look at my Julius Caesar summary--scene by scene. I also created Julius Caesar summary worksheets/graphic organizers to help … [Read more...]

Character Analysis for Romeo and Juliet: Friar Lawrence’s Many Plans

Any character analysis of Romeo and Juliet must contain everybody's favorite Franciscan monk!I'm not a fan of Friar Lawrence and hold him primarily responsible for the tragedy. What do your students think? Find out with … [Read more...]

Lesson of the Day: Literary Terms Quizzes for Romeo and Juliet

While you were lounging by the pool this summer, I was writing Romeo and Juliet quizzes while lounging by the pool. These Romeo and Juliet literary terms quizzes can be found on the miracle we call the Internet.They're … [Read more...]