This Romeo and Juliet "What if...?" lesson plan also includes:
Shakespeare too confusing? Rewrite it! Small groups each take on one act of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, repurposing it into more modern language. They summarize the act as a group and then act out the basic play using created scripts, blocking, and costuming. Each group presents a slide show to explain their act and process before playing the recorded version. This is a fun way to get kids engaged in a sometimes-intimidating piece of literature, and could easily be rewarded by watching the 1996 film adaptation.