The 8th grade students just completed their study of the book The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. As a part of their study, they got into character as either a Greaser or a Soc. These are the two groups in the book that have continuous conflict. Through much turmoil, these gangs come to realize how much they have in common.
The students get really excited about this activity and are very creative, which helps to build the motivation for reading.