Surprisingly, today’s activity in English 10 generated the biggest positive reaction I’ve seen all year from students.

Everyone worked with a partner to rewrite the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet so that it takes place in modern day, via text messaging.

(The other option was to write a new scene between Capulet and Lady Capulet over Juliet’s arranged marriage.)

Some groups wrote out their text messages on paper, while other students with unlimited texting plans actually sent messages to each other. Here are some photos of the text-messages that pairs of students produced in one period today:

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