Split the class into groups and assign each group a different setting from the book; e.g. the school, the apartment, the crack house, the firehouse, the park, etc. Have each group create a diorama of this setting along with a description of how this setting affected the plot of the book. Arrange these dioramas in chronological order.
Have the students create a plan that Jamal could have used to help raise the money needed for Randy's appeal.
Have the students each create one page of a children's picture book version of this book. Assign each student a specific scene, and compile all the pages together.
Randy was in jail for something he did, and yet he was hoping to get out with the help of a lawyer at an appeals court. Have the students pretend to be Randy's lawyer and...
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