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Teaching Romeo and Juliet with Castle Learning

September 12, 2018

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Jeff Hersh


William Shakespeare's plays may have been written over 400 years ago, but the themes, characters, and lessons found in the plays are still relevant today. Shakespeare tapped into the psychology of human beings and explored stories in both genres of Tragedy and Comedy. Romeo and Juliet is one of the most taught Shakespeare works. It is considered one of the greatest and most tragic love stories in all of literature.


The play explores how two young people can see past the traditioned hate between their two families and find true love. It deals with the idea of fate, and how a feud can make people blind to true paths to happiness. The Montagues and Capulets have accepted hate, but are rejected by Romeo and Juliet, who don’t let the past stop them from experiencing love. The play encompasses themes and ideas that students can find mirrored in works of art, literature, film, and current society.  


With Castle Learning, teachers can access 138 questions about Romeo and Juliet. Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension of the play including multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response.


Questions are broken down into sections by acts, and there’s also a study app available for purchase for students to continue their study of the play.


Teachers can use the content in any way that helps them best teach the play. They can even input their own questions, allowing complete control over how they guide students to explore and create meaning from the text.

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