Warrant, rapier, nuptial – words in class

This week we were still reading Romeo and Juliet. I don’t really want my students to go home and try and read it themselves (would like them to not get completely frustrated), so I decided to look at vocabulary  – words that might still be in every day use but that they might not know….

Poltroon, you say?

We are reading Romeo and Juliet in my seventh grade classes. I think R&J is more of a freshman book, but the frosh English teachers don’t teach it and the 8th grade teacher reads Macbeth with his class, so I gotta  figure we can do something with this 400+ year old play that features a…