This is an AWESOME wrap-up "Lord of the Flies" assignment for a cooperative English class. Students will be assigned (or choose) a role to play in a mock post-island "trial." The students will assume roles as one of the boys from the island (those who are on trial), a character witness (a parent of friend of one of the boys), or a jury member (jury members will be assigned occupations that may encourage bias either for or against the boys). The assignment is completely planned out from assigned roles to questions to consider to paired writing assignments (students will write a pre-trial "reaction" to the events on the island, a "trial preparation" or "plan of action/questioning" for the trial, and a "reflection" on the events after the trial). You may choose what level of control you have over the way the trial plays out; this may not work well for an especially quiet class, but does work well in a class with differing personalities and learning/participation styles, as there are roles that are geared towards the outgoing students (the island boys) and towards those that are more reserved (the jury members). It can also be drawn out over a series of class periods or shortened as you see fit. This activity covers a multitude of skills including inferencing, reflecting, creative writing and public speaking, so it is great as an activity and an assessment. Additionally, it generates wonderful discussion of ethics and justice. Have fun!