Seventh grade, eighth grade, where art thy seventh and eighth grade?

You guessed it! They are reading Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet". They have been analyzing the text and studying the era of Shakespeare and his impact on literature.  As an assignment this week, both classes where challenged to write as Shakespeare himself did.  The class was put into groups and assigned a modern teenage problem scenario.  They worked collaboratively in order to create a scene using Shakespearean phrases and write completely in Old English. The students stepped up to the challenge and even performed each scene for their classmates. At the end of class all agreed that, "Parting is such sweet sorrow".