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lesson 4
1 hour

Paris's Proposal: Developing Juliet's Character through Interaction with Mom


Students read Act 1.3 lines 64–100, in which Juliet and her mother discuss Paris’s proposal of marriage. Prior to reading, students watch a clip of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet in which Benvolio persuades Romeo to go with him to the Capulet ball to see Rosaline. Students analyze how Shakespeare develops Juliet’s character through her interactions with her mother.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.



From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 4. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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