I'm so excited to have finished the movie that accompanies The Outsiders. Today I assigned case conferences to my students at random to have them explore a character persona from a different point of view. Tonight for homework they have to identify reasons from either Darry, Police Officer, Ponyboy's English Teacher, or Social Worker's point of view and determine whether or not the Curtis family should remain together.
Tomorrow I will be playing the role of Judge G and each student will be appointed to a character group with the same point of view. From there, they will collaborate their case and present it to me. I think this will be a good opportunity for students to share their feelings and delve beyond the reasons into an emotional quest for that character. I'll have to report back in with the results. Test on Tuesday. :)