This is an exciting three day activity that kids love! It takes place AFTER students have finished reading the last two chapters for homework. It emphasizes close reading of the text. Students need to give specific examples to support their position. Additional directions are given on the sheet given to each student. Room is set up with 4 areas and signs on each area: Jake changes. Jake does not change. Brett changes. Brett does not change. Teacher greets students at door and alternates, asking each student either Does Jake change? or Does Brett change? Student gives instant answer and goes to the group of desks as marked. Day 1: Group prepares Day 2: Jake Day 3: Brett . The Brett people in a secret ballot indicate who won (Jake changes or Jake doesn't change) and vice versa. Prizes given to winning groups (automatic "essay A" grade, chocolate treats, etc.) --- TravisTips.