Romeo and Juliet Comics and Activities

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David Rickert
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8th - 12th, Homeschool
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Love these comics! They make Shakespeare seem easy and can be used for struggling students to review before taking a test or writing a paper.
I love how this is a fun intro to each section. It gives us a moment to review what is going on as well as the activities on the back allowing for time to touch on important topics/
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Enliven your “Romeo and Juliet” lesson plans with these high-interest comics and activities. Your students will interact with the tale of the star cross'd lovers through fun and engaging comics with Shakespeare's language taken directly from the play. To add to the fun for students, there are Easter eggs hidden throughout the comics -- metaphors and other images from the play that are hidden in the illustrations for students to find. There are plenty of teaching ideas here and they are perfect for all ages, from visual learners to low-level or struggling readers.

This set is also perfect for online learning when students need some support and scaffolding to get through the difficulties of reading a Shakespeare play. If you are using Google Classroom, take advantage of the ability to create a digital activity when you purchase this product. Distance learning with Shakespeare has never been better!


  • One page comics for each Act. Act IV and V are presented as one comic. Each comic uses Shakespeare's dialogue taken straight from the play.
  • Warm-up activities for each act that get kids interacting with the text before they read that build close reading skills and critical thinking (you can use them as bell ringers or you can use them afterward as well).
  • Answer keys to all activities.
  • Lots of funny stuff. (Trust me.) 


  • As a quick overview of each act. They are better than online summaries that go into too much detail or give too much away. 
  • As support for reading the actual text instead of translated versions like Sparknotes.
  • As a review for each act to make sure that every student has understood the material.
  • As a catch-up for absent students.
  • Coloring pages (students love this, and it decreases their stress).
  • As a fun way to approach the Bard.
  • Anything else you can think of!


  • 90% of the information processed by the brain is visual. 
  • Comics dramatically increase the retention of material. 
  • They also aid in the understanding of difficult material.
  • They serve the needs of visual learners and provide new opportunities for those with learning differences while benefiting all learners.
  • They are fun!


“Your cartoons have been such a help to my visual learners, and I love the warm-up activities associated with each act.  We have enjoyed them, and I will use these for years to come!”

“My kids absolutely loved these, especially finding the funny images or easter eggs thrown in. Thanks!”

If you would like your students to create their own comics, check out my FREE Comic Strip Templates.


Other Shakespeare resources you may also like:

Intro to Shakespeare Activity BundleJulius Caesar Comics and Activities

Hamlet Comic Summaries and Activities

A Midsummer Night's Dream Comic Summaries and Activities

Macbeth Comic Summaries and Activities

Othello Comic Summaries and Activities

The Big ‘Ol Shakespeare Bundle

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