Unit 2: (Guidebook 2.0)

47 Instructional Days

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


Students read The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and various literary and informational texts about choices and consequences. Students understand and express their understanding of how the motivations, decisions, and actions of complex characters propel the action of a story and how patterns and contrasts in language develop various motifs that reveal central ideas. Students will also apply their understanding of the teenage brain to Romeo and Juliet.


Writing tasks center on literary analysis and research.