Gnomeo & Juliet Video Writing Prompts

K-2: Colorful Meanings

If you were a gnome, what color hat would you want to wear? Why?

What other objects do you think of that are connected with that color?

3-5: Setting & Story

Setting plays a major role in shaping a story. Gnomeo and Juliet is set in two neighboring gardens.

What are some characteristics and commonly found objects in backyards and gardens (Include at least 3 in your answer)? How could those characteristics and objects be used in the story? 

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6-8: Isn't It Punny?

A pun is a figure of speech that plays on the multiple meaning of words. Shakespeare used puns in his plays and poems all the time.

Brainstorm a list of at least 10 words that have more than one meaning. Then, write a sentence for each word that uses it as a pun.

9-12: Modern Text Romance

First, read the original balcony scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Then, rewrite part of their conversation as if it took place via text message.

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