Give students the opportunity to watch excerpts of the two adaptations of True Grit. As a class, discuss the similarities and differences of the films from the novel. Do the film portrayals resemble your imagining of the characters?
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.
Conduct research on the statistics of Judge Isaac Parker’s court and develop a presentation illustrating your findings. How many men were sentenced to hang under the “Hanging Judge”? How many of these men were later believed to be innocent?
Draw a Character
Draw your interpretation of a character from the novel. Artistic ability is not important, but your drawings must reflect the narrator...
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