Posted Date: 03/12/2021
7th Grade ELA hosted a mock trial on March 4 and 5th. In this courtroom-style class activity, the trial focused on a crime that occurred in our class novel The Outsiders. This project was an opportunity for the students to practice their skills in pulling textual evidence, engage in collaborative discussions, presenting claims, and evaluating a speaker’s argument through the reasoning and evidence provided. Students were Lawyers, Witnesses, and Jury members; each playing a pivotal role in the trial. We ended on many Guilty verdicts, and a few times where our defendant was set free!