Outlining and the Balcony Scene

English 8 students worked on outlining in preparation for the project we’ll begin shortly on the habits of effective teens. Today we used a text about paradigms to practice our outlining. We focused using text elements like headings to determine how the basics of the outline should appear. We’ll finish this portion up tomorrow.

English I Honors looked at the first of two versions of 2.2 from Romeo and Juliet — the famous balcony scene. We used the Alvin Rakoff version of 1978 (which stars John Gielgud and Alan Rickman among others) as our first version.

We’ll finish up tomorrow with the second version.

Standards for Today

English 8

  • RI-8.2 Analyze the impact of text features and structures on authors’ similar ideas or claims about the same topic.
English I Honors

  • RL-7.1 Trace the development of a common theme in two different artistic mediums.


  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: reread 2.2, making sure you can answer all questions on the study guide (on Google Classroom).