• Students study ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in ninth-grade honors class that comes with acting out scenes


    As part of a ninth-grade honors English unit in teacher Kaysey Beury’s class at Bellefonte Area High School, students took more than a month studying William Shakespeare’s drama “Romeo and Juliet.” Beury said that to help students find excitement for a drama that could often be looked at as “difficult,” she encouraged them to not only learn vocabulary, content and comprehension, but also find a way to act out many of the scenes.

  • Explain what students have been learning in the lessons.

  • Why is it so important to get the class involved in so many different aspects of the unit?

  • What has the buy-in been like with the students?