Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
Romeo and Juliet
No Fear Shakespeare, Graphic Novel
by William Shakespeare, Matt Wiegle (artist)
This will be my 14th year teaching Freshmen at Palmdale High School. My go-to 4th quarter text is often Romeo and Juliet. I always read Acts 1-3 slowly with my students so they receive a firm grasp of Shakespeare’s language and understand the intricacies of the play. When we get to Act 4 and 5, my students work in mini-groups and read together without me holding their hands. For Acts 4 and 5, we use the No Fear Shakespeare graphic novel. Kids love it!
This year with Q4 being interrupted by Coronavirus, I’m not entirely sure if I will get to see me kids so we can read from the graphic novel. I am a little sad about that. But, we are still doing Romeo and Juliet online together. Hopefully, it goes well. 😀😀😀
About the Book
No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels is a series based on the translated texts of the plays found in No Fear Shakespeare. The original No Fear series made Shakespeare’s plays much easier to read, but these dynamic visual adaptations are impossible to put down. Each of the titles is illustrated in its own unique style, but all are distinctively offbeat, slightly funky, and appealing to teen readers. Each book will feature:
- Illustrated cast of characters;
- A helpful plot summary;
- Line-by-line translations of the original play; and,
- Illustrations that show the reader exactly what’s happening in each scene—making the plot and characters even clearer than in the original No Fear Shakespeare books.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
Share a book you’ve read in the past and explain briefly why it’s so memorable to you in the comments below.
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