While teaching Romeo and Juliet this semester I have used this practice several times and it seems to be an effective for student engagement. I agree with the text when it explains how it is great for students reading, understanding the perspective of others, its a great resource for motivating, but it can also be used a great device to help students creative writing. In my class earlier this semester, I had my students write their own dialogue where they were to make a modern day adaptation from one of the scenes from the first three acts. They really enjoyed coming up with their own characters and they did a great job. It was a great exercise for students to practice comprehension skills, collaborative skills, and writing skills all at once.