Romeo & Juliet in a Few (English) Words!. By Belle Badell Summer 2013. English 1 Though ESOL. Most students were level 1 ESOL – very limited English proficiency. About 20% arrived in the country after winter break.
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By Belle Badell
And in addition to that…
It was my first year teaching ESOL at the high school level!
Mrs. Maria Cueto
Two sources of information – CCSS!
Shakespeare love quote 11:
Romeo & Juliet – Act 1, Scene 1
Characteristics of the Shakespearean drama
Two household, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes,
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,
Whose misadventure piteous overthrows
Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.
The fearful passage of their death-marked love,
And continuance of their parent’s rage,
Which, but their children’s end, naught could remove,
Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage,
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
Listen – Use online audio summary
1Two households, both alike in dignity,
2 In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
3 From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
4 Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
3-4 ancient… unclean: A new outbreak of fighting (mutiny) between families has caused the citizens of Verona to have one another’s blood on their hands.
Here is an example…
(Plot synopses are great.)