This online game facilitates a close reading of Romeo and Juliet. External and internal forces drive characters to act precipitously in Romeo and Juliet, propelling the play toward its tragic conclusion. But there are opposing forces that advocate a cautious approach: “they stumble that run fast,” “let two years ripen in their prime/ere we think her ripe to be a bride.” In the exhilarating Romeo and Juliet Red Light Green Light Game, students track both types of forces and their interaction throughout the play as well as the evolution of characters who are driven by these forces. The Red Light-Green Light game involves the entire class, with students serving as drivers and a Traffic Cop, and the teacher acting as the Traffic Court Judge.
LESSON PLAN: Romeo and Juliet & the Renaissance ONLINE FEE Lesson: The Red & Green Light Game (makes tracking the play’s plot fun!)
This lesson facilitates close reading of Romeo and Juliet through a game-formatted lesson.
VIRTUAL FEE lessons may be accessed online for 30 days following purchase.
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Red Light – Green Light Game