Casting News of the World
Who would you cast for a cinematic version of this book? What Hollywood actors would you cast? Who would you cast from among the personalities in your school?
What do you think Jiles is like as a person? What would your life be like if you emulated her? What can you tell of her as a role model? What would you like to know about her?
News of the World — The Musical
Compose songs and choreograph dances for a musical version of the book.
If you were the sound designer for the movie version of this book, what songs would you use?
Write a short story in which this book appears.
Brainstorm bumper stickers that capture the meaning of the book in a few words.
What happens when Captain Kidd or Johanna walks into a bar...
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