The most infamous American family feud. This lesson explores author's craft, vocabulary and supporting details. This activity is to accompany Romeo and Juliet to help student draw common themes from multiple texts. Includes PARCC aligned and structured questions, as well as written response questions. The written response questions draw on the many remarkable similarities from this feud and Romeo and Juliet. This lesson could be used alone without the Romeo and Juliet tie in. Only the written response questions are specific to the play. The multiple choice are only for the article on the Hatfields and McCoys. Great for social studies lesson without the R&J section. Lesson plan included.