Scott Hipwell on Trial
Kind of Activity:
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
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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