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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet


by William Shakespeare

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Romeo and Juliet Teacher Pass

Teaching Romeo and Juliet Teacher Pass includes:

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Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

Using New Moon to Teach Romeo and Juliet

It’s no secret that Romeo and Juliet is the inspiration for author Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga. (Meyer says so herself in an interview released by her publisher.) In fact, At the 99th Annual NCTE Convention (2009), three teachers made a case for introducing students to the classics by way of the Twilight saga. And Shmoop talks about it, too. This link will bring you to an article in The Examiner about just how the two are related.