Give students the opportunity to watch a televised or live boxing event and write about the experience. What did they see which related to the novel?
Give students the opportunity to conduct research and prepare a presentation which demonstrates the basic moves and punches in boxing. Which of these moves are discussed in the novel?
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the novel.
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from "The Contender". Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the character, whether the character is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors does the...
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