Romeo and Juliet CLOZE summary passages


Help your students understand William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet with these comprehensive summary Cloze passages! This Romeo and Juliet activity includes 6 Cloze passages: one for the prologue and one for each act. These Cloze passages are an ideal way to help students understand the play!

These Romeo and Juliet Cloze passages are written in modern-day English, and help students understand the events from the play. Ideal for review, comprehension, and even assessment, there are multiple uses for these passages!

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Romeo and Juliet Prologue Cloze Summary Passage
  • Act 1 Close Summary Passage
  • Act 2 Close Summary Passage
  • Act 3 Close Summary Passage
  • Act 4 Close Summary Passage
  • Act 5 Close Summary Passage
  • answer keys

Your students will love the challenge of completing these Romeo and Juliet Cloze passages!

Each CLOZE summary for Acts I-V contains an entire page worth of text and a word bank of 24-30 different words, characters, and places.

These CLOZE summaries are ideal for any student, including ESL students. The fill-in-the-blank worksheets can be used as activities, classroom assignments, or as a review for each Act in the play.

Prep is quick and easy… Just print the student pages and have students complete the activity. Students can even work collaboratively on these Romeo and Juliet summary passages.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lori G. says, “This was great. My students were really having a tough time with the language and story. This helped them check their understanding and helped me see areas that we needed to review. They did this in small groups and some solid conversations were heard about the play.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jennifer W. says, This was helpful for ending up our work on each act, and engaged ALL the students. It is especially helpful for those who have difficulty with the play. Kids with better skills will complete these quickly, but their real value is for the ones who are struggling. A nice wrap-up or review before a test on each act.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kristen P. says, “These were a great resource I used as a check-in with my students (they range from beginner/ESL to bilinguals) and their comprehension of the play, especially since for some, this was their first time learning Shakespeare. It was easy to use and the students enjoyed this moment (I assume it acted as a sort of pause from all the analysis and language coming their way).


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