Objective: In this chapter, the reader meets Victor Ward, a famous male model with a nervous condition. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore Victor Ward's character, and to discuss whether or not he is a good friend and a sympathetic character.
1) 1.) Class Activity: As a class, create a list of adjectives used to describe Victor Ward. Based on this description, do you think Victor is a sympathetic character? Why or why not?
2.) Class Debate: Do you think Victor has a healthy friendship with his best friend, Damien? Divide the class into two groups for a cross classroom debate. After 15 minutes, add another complication: Why do you think Victor and Damien continue their friendship, despite the acknowledgement that they may not truly like each other?
3.) Group Activity: Divide the class into groups of 3 or 4 students to research the effects Xanax can have on a...
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