Set up a mock courtroom to hear the trial of the characters from this book. Do this before the students read the last chapter. Have the students decide who wants to be the judge, jury, defendants, etc., and act out the case. Use a questioning strategy to come up with questions for the witnesses (this can be done in groups.)
Man vs. Machine
Have the students break into teams. Give examples of Man vs. Machine in everyday life.
Illustrate examples of bravery from our lives today. Use modern-day heroes and stories. Gather examples from newspapers and magazines for examples of bravery and what that looks like to the students today.
Make a list of all the characters in the novel on the left side of the board. Make a list of descriptions of the characters on the right. Mix them up. Divide the...
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