Students act out ‘Romeo and Juliet’ scene in English class

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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.

“Dramas are meant to be watched or performed, and not just read in a book, so it’s really important to me to try to give students an opportunity to actually act things out,” Beury said.