Cast a Movie
Imagine you're a movie director casting a movie version of The Rise of Silas Lapham. Which actors and actresses would you choose for each role and why? Be prepared to share your answers and the reasons you chose each actor with the rest of the class.
Compose an Ad for Persis Paint
Compose an ad for the Persis brand of Paint sold by the Laphams. Persis is the Laphams' finest product.
Compose a Letter
Imagine you're Penelope Lapham. Write a letter to Tom Corey from Penelope's perspective stating her feelings about her father's financial circumstances and attempting to explain why she requested that Tom not come to her family's house again.
Create a Calling Card
Mrs. Corey leaves a card when she visits Mrs. Lapham. Create a calling card for Mrs. Corey or Mrs. Lapham.
Create a Collage
Choose any character from The Rise of...
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