1 Character Profile
Complete a character profile for each character;- Owen and Jack.
2 My Diary
Write a week of diary entries for both of the characters;- Owen and Jack
3 These things make me feel good on the inside
Make a list of the things that make you feel good on the inside.
4 What a difference your choice makes!
Create your own scenarios/role-plays to demonstrate the difference between choices that will make you feel good on the inside and choices that don’t make you feel good on the inside.
5 Is it a YES or is it a NO?
Create 2 columns-
one headed ‘A YES FOR ME’, the other ‘A NO FOR ME’
A ‘YES’ makes you feel good on the inside.
A ‘NO’ makes you feel bad on the inside.
List as many things as you can think of in each column- things you enjoy/don’t enjoy, places, people, like/don’t like, hobbies, etc
Allow 10 mins for each column.
Which column has the most things?
Which column was the easiest to complete?
Discuss why this may be.
If NOs much easier, what could I do to increase my YESes
6 Parent-Teacher Interviews
Role-play a parent-teacher interview for one of the characters;- Owen or Jack
7 “This is Your Life”
Similar to the TV. Show
Have a host telling about the character’s life and the different people appearing as guests and telling about their memories….
Eg ‘I remember the day when I played against Owen in a basketball match….(scenario from book)
8 The Secret
Make a poster- of “OWEN’S SECRET” …the 4 steps p.36
9 The Secret Song
Make up a rap/song based on the 4 steps on p.36; - “OWEN’S SECRET”
Make a list of all the choices you have made today….
What to have for breakfast, to say good morning, what to wear, who to talk to, what to play, to do your best or not….
What would have happened if you made a different choice?…
If you chose to play with someone different?, if you chose to break a school rule? etc.
Think of one thing you would like to change/do differently/get better at/stop doing…
How could you do that?
What’s a different choice you could make?
How would your life be different if you made this new choice?
Which will you choose?