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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


Assignment One:
Friendship Cards from Romeo and Juliet

1. Locate quotations and apply them to daily life.

Use a familiar quotation from Romeo and Juliet and interpret that quotation by making a friendship card.

Use your textbook or click on the following internet sites listed below to locate you quotes.

2. Copy the quote on the outside of a student-made friendship card.

3. Rewrite the quote on the inside of the card using today's language.

4. Decorate/color letter friendship card and exchange it with a classmate.

Construction Paper
Art Supplies such as magic markers, stickers, buttons, ribbons, etc. . .
Upon completion of the cards, students will exchange them with classmates. Volunteers will read their card aloud allowing students to gain more experience with the language. Each student will turn in the card they received so the sender will receive a grade from the instructor.

Shakespeare Website

Select Shakespeare in the Fiction box and then select Barlett's Quotes

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Assignment Two:
Write a Shakespearn Sonnet :  Your sonnet should be 14 lines long, written in Iambic Pentameter, and follow the rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef gg.

Assignment Three:
Write the Wedding Vows of Romeo or Juliet:  Attempt to write in Shakespeares language but your vows may be in a combination of both Shakespeare and modern language.

Assignment Four:  Design a Heraldry Crest
Use the James Wolf Heraldry Database to search your last name.  You may use Mom's maiden name, step parents name or your first name.  Research the design of your crest and the various identifing shapes, colors and designs.  Be able to explain what the symbols and colors means.  For example a Blue Shield means loyalty. Be Creative, Have Fun!

James Wolf Heraldry Database

How to Make an Authentic Medieveal Coat of Arms