Tolstoy wrote many drafts of this book before he was satisfied. His wife and daughters helped him by editing and rewriting it for him. Explore possible alternate endings perhaps as you would like to see the story go. Rewrite the story with your changes as a plot outline. How does your altered ending change the characters and the nature of the book? Are you happy with the changes? Why or why not? Share your ending(s) with the class and discuss which ones you like best as a group.
Depending on class size, write the characters names on separate pieces of paper fold them up and put them in a bowl. It may be necessary to use teams. Have each student/team pick one character blindly and act out the character without using other characters' names to help. Try to make the action express the...
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