Have students analyze Romeo and Juliet with a fun found poetry activity. In this creative but analytical assignment, students read through the play and pull quotes they find intriguing, then refashion them to make a poem that expresses something interesting about the play -- Love versus Lust? The role of fate? The downfall of the two lovers? A character sketch of Juliet? The Nurse? Romeo?
Provided in this document are instructions, snippets of quotes from the play to get students started, an example found poem from the teacher, sample found poems from students, and a graphic organizer for the students' found poems and explanations. This is a fun activity you can do with any text, and it works great with Romeo and Juliet!