This is a creative assessment to use while reading, or after reading, Romeo and Juliet. There are two components:
1. Individual creative assessment incorporates art and asks students to connect the text to modern day.
2. Group assessment incorporates drama and asks students to work in groups to collaborate on a modern narrative for the story. Students are required to use technology to record script. This includes a writing component, too.
Both assessments require the students to be able to analyze characters within the play and their relationships with others.
I use this will my struggling readers and they do a nice job. Feel free to add additional requirements to this for more advanced students.