Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Romeo and Juliet Newspaper Project

Romeo and Juliet Newspaper Project

Our class will be creating our own newspaper! Each student is responsible for 5 pages included in the newspaper. There will be an election to name the newspaper (example: Verona Times). Below I have given some ideas that you can use in your 5 pages that you add to the class newspaper. You do not have to use these ideas, but let them serve as a guide. At least three of your pages have to be written articles.

Possible articles/puzzles, cartoons, advertisements etc:

Murder of Mercutio
Murder of Tybalt
Proclamation of Prince after fighting in the streets
Obituaries: Juliet, Romeo, Lady Montague, Paris, Mercutio, Tybalt
Editorial against fighting in the streets
Editorial for/against the Prince’s proclamation
Editorial for/against Romeo’s banishment
Article about the Globe Theater
Article about the statues erected in honor of Romeo and Juliet
Article about medicinal herbs
Comic Strip (relating to Romeo and Juliet somehow)
Sports article (relating to Romeo and Juliet somehow)
Crossword Puzzle (use the vocabulary terms specify the Act and scene)
Horoscopes (relating to Romeo and Juliet somehow)
“Dear Abby” or “Ann Landers” type letters relating to Romeo and Juliet
The Capulet Party review
Engagement announcement of Juliet and Paris
The Friar – A Holy Man? A coward?
Advertisements relating to Romeo and Juliet
artwork relating to Romeo and Juliet

Neatness/typed: 10 points
Originality: 10 points
Relating to Romeo and Juliet: 20 points
Content (did you include all necessary details and are they accurate?): 50 points
Grammar (spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, etc.): 10 points