Is Steve Harmon innocent or guilty? Examine the evidence with a worksheet based on Monster by Walter Dean Myers. As kids read the book, they note particular passages that they believe indicate whether or not Steve committed the crime.
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- Helpful for a mock trial presentation during a Monster unit, in which kids prepare defense and prosecution of the main character in front of their peers
- Have kids take notes throughout the entire novel, noting which passages indicate innocence or guilt and why
- Struggling readers will need more guidance than the graphic organizer provides
- Instructions are thorough but the activity is vague (only two sections to write in without any more explanation)
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- A creative way for kids to keep track of particular passages when preparing for a persuasive essay