Day 3

The Girl on the Train Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Scott Hipwell on Trial

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play

    Objective:

    Students will present and defend an argument based on a close reading of the text.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4

    Structure:

    Scott is concerned that he is considered a suspect in his wife's murder. Today, the class is putting Scott on trial for these allegations.

    Have one student act as Scott and another as the judge. Other students can be cast as "witnesses," Tara, Kamal, the Watsons, etc.

    Divide the rest of the class into two teams. One team will defend the case that Scott is guilty of Megan's...

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