Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet



The Rubric below explains what standards are addressed in each assignment and it details the point value for each activity. Both students will receive the same grade for the entire webquest assignment. Please review the rubric so that you are aware of how you will be graded for each activity on the webquest.



Activity 1:

William Shakespeare: An introduction to his life

Activity 2:

Elizabethan Theater

Activity 3:

Elizabethan Language

Activity 4:

Background Information on Romeo & Juliet



ELAGSE9RI6: Determine an authorís point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

ELAGSE9W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


ELAGSE9W8: Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. ELAGSE9W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


ELAGSE9L3: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening, and to write and to edit so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual.

ELAGSE9RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone.)


ELAGSE9RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE9RL3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

4 pts. each +1 =


____ /25 pts.

3pts each + 3 =


______/25 pts.


#14 & #15 = ____ /10 pts.



#16  = ____ /15 pts.


Total = ______/25pts.

Quizlet Activities =


_____   / 15pts.


Plot Info. Questions


1 pt. each= _____ / 10pts


Total = ______/25pts.




Total Score:  ______ /100











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