This lesson puts the students in the roles of characters in the book. They are required to establish a leader and accomplish a task in a certain amount of time. The leader's and group members' jobs are laid out, and the goal is for the students to experience the same frustration and obstacles as the characters in the book. It is ideal to do this lesson before reading chapter 3. After the challenge ends, the lesson contains a set of questions that group members can use to reflect on their experiences and make connections to the novel. The questions lead to a great whole group discussion, as the grade comes not from the final outcome (as the rules suggest) but rather from the learning experience and participation.