Prior to reading, hook reluctant readers into the story by having a meet and greet character party with cards that are scripted. A student acts out his or her character, while mixing and mingling, meeting other characters, taking notes on three key descriptors as they go along. Closure activity including to sort out Capulets from Montagues, Rulers, and Religious Clergy. A great way to scaffold reading. Add props and music for extra fun and engagement. PDF of cards are meant to be xeroxed on card stock and back to back so that script for students appears on the back on each character card. Make sure they are aligned correctly first! May be reused throughout the unit for review, poetry writing, or characterization activities.