What would happen if scenes from “Romeo and Juliet” were written as text messages or tweets? That’s exactly what our seventh grade English students did, and the results are both imaginative and hilarious.
English Teacher Sunshine O’Donnell said the students were given an option to write the scenes as social media messages, television scripts or graphic novels.
The students’ work, complete with emojis and text-speak abbreviations — gn, ily — are displayed on a bulletin board outside Sunshine’s room. Among the pen names for the texters are BigMamaCap and ParisDaCoolest. Here’s an excerpt from a modern-day JuLiEt:
“Oh shoot its the nurse … brb ill see ya soon.”
“If ya rly love me … (emoji of several wedding rings)”
And here’s a text from Romeo:
“btw, youre looking fine on that balcony”
All of which, prompts this summary text: “TBH, our students think Will S. is pretty lit.”