Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 15

Student reading

This lesson is the first in a two-lesson arc that addresses Juliet’s conversation with Friar Laurence, during which Juliet threatens suicide and the Friar proposes the plan that shapes the events of the rest of the play. The arc will address Act 4 Scene 1. In this lesson, students will focus on a close reading of lines 44–88, ending right before the Friar lays out his plan for Juliet’s escape. The next lesson will focus on a close reading of lines 89–126 and guide students to develop their understanding of the Friar’s plan. This understanding is crucial for complex comprehension of the tragic sequence of events that are to come.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
R.6-12.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and...
RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over...

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