Talk Show Interview (p. 691)
Imagine that Stan from "Last Cover" and Juliette from "Waiting" (p. 601) are guests on a talk show. The topic for discussion is "Relationships with Siblings." With two classmates, prepare a skit. One of you will be the host, and the others will present Stan's and Juliette's opinions.
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When you assume a role and participate in a discussion as that character, you are taking part in a role-play. Role-plays can be a good way to make you think through why a character thinks as he or she does. Use the following techniques to make your role-playing more effective.
- Analyze your character's point of view. In a role-play, your
job is to present your character's thoughts and opinions. Reread the
story in which your character appears, and note what he or she says
about the topic.
- Think of a few points your character would like to make. In
role-playing, you need to be ready to respond in character quickly.
It helps to have a few statements prepared ahead of time in case you
can't think of something new while you are performing.
- Maintain your role. Don't slip and express your personal opinions
on the subjectstay in character. Remember, role-playing is used to
explore other people's views and to understand the reasons behind them.