by Megan Mueller, LeMoyne College

As a prereading activity, students will conduct research on William Shakespeare, his life and times, in order to create a newletter about the play Romeo and Juliet.

Teacher Introduction

This is a lesson that I designed for my ninth grade class as an introduction to Shakespeare. The students are able to gain background knowledge, integrate technology, work collaboratively, create a product, and hopefully, gain motivation to study Shakespeare, not something that often excites ninth graders.