7 worksheets Include:
- A Fair Trial
Students recreate the family group conference Ryan must participate in to look at the range of character perspectives evident. Can be used as a hot seating task or as a general group role play.
- A Moment of High Emotion
Reactions to the crash: a hot-seating task which examines three different perspectives of that fateful night - Tara's mother, a policeman at the scene and Ash. Includes a series of student evaluation questions also.
- Character Dossiers
A character profile template to assist students in building a body of notes for each character in the text. Students then choose one character they would like to focus on for an extended response.
- Coming Back and Growing Up
A worksheet which explores how Ryan has changed and matured from the start of the novel through to the end.
- If Only
How would Ryan do things differently, with the power of hindsight? A worksheet which examines closely Ryan's actions and choices which lead up to the accident.
- Ryan's Qualities
Do we feel sympathy for Ryan or does he deserve the emotional turmoil he must endure while Tara’s life hangs in the balance? A card sorting task where students must rank Ryan's qualities to determine what type of a character he is.
- The Character's Voice
Explore Ryan and Tara's distinctive voices through style and language.
- The Qualities of Friendship
Students create their own friendship scale before applying the characters own friendships to it with a focus on Vince and one other character of their choice.