Romeo & Juliet Journal Prompts

Instructor: Jason Lineberger

Jason has 20 years of education experience including 14 years of teaching college literature.

Journal writing is a great strategy to help students add depth to their thinking about a piece of literature. This lesson contains ten analytic and creative journal prompts to increase understanding of Shakespeare's play.

Journal Writing

If daily journal writing is not part of your class structure, consider using it for the duration of your study of Romeo and Juliet. This practice is an efficient way to start your lessons. Writing each day will help focus student thinking and, with a little modification, you can tie the journal prompts to writing skills you're teaching to give students more practice and reinforcement. Journal writing will also boost student confidence in their thinking and writing, provided they get regular constructive feedback. The prompts below can be given with, or without, a hard time limit. If your students are intimidated by large amounts of blank space that they feel they must fill with writing, try assigning the journals using a smaller format, such as marbled notebooks or index cards.

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