Romeo and Juliet Prologue Annotation and Writing Activity


This Romeo and Juliet Prologue activity is the perfect way to introduce your students to the play! In this prologue introduction activity, students will annotate, analyze, and write about the prologue in Romeo and Juliet Prologue.

First, students will read and annotate the prologue. This will introduce them to Elizabethan English and provide them context and background information before they read the play. Then, students will rewrite the prologue in modern-day English following the same sonnet form! It’s the perfect way to introduce students to the play!

Your students will love exploring the language of William Shakespeare’s drama The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet as they create their own modern-day versions of the prologue!

This Romeo and Juliet Prologue Introduction Activity includes:

  • an annotation activity with an annotation key to make close reading less daunting for students
  • two different versions of a writing activity
  • final grading rubric
  • suggested annotation key are also included


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Paulette G. says, “Thank you so much for this resource. I used it over the course of two days, I spent the first day with my students going over annotations (during an observation) the following day they rewrote the prologue using their annotations and nothing else. I really think they understood the text much better because of this resource.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Olivia W. says, “Such an AWESOME resource for teaching the R&J prologue! I’ve tried others, but this has been my favorite by far.


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