West Side Story: Study Guide

This West Side Story: Study Guide activity & project also includes:

Hey, enough frabbajabba about that stool pigeon, Daddy-O! Using the West Side Story study guide, scholars explore the language of the play and read about its historical associations and themes. Pupils also engage in a Spectrum of Difference activity, agreeing or disagreeing with debatable statements. Finally, learners write a review of the performance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have small groups discuss what topics and themes from the play are still relevant 
Classroom Considerations

  • Adaptable resource designed for patrons of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • Students should either see the play or view the film adaptation 
  • Requires some printing

  • Includes a helpful Meet the Characters graphic 
  • Provides a thorough plot summary handout 

  • None
Common Core