Kind of Activity:
To dissect the events of a near-tragic novel through a familiar and humorous format
Common Core Standards:
The teacher should begin by introducing him- or herself as a popular, scandalous talk show host (it's possible to parody, or take the role of, an existing talk-show host, such as Jerry Springer or Ellen DeGeneres). That host is here today to interview the Tallis and Quincey families and their friends about the events that have come between them.
Select seven or eight student volunteers to play different characters—students can choose whom they want to be, but ensure that...
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