Mock trial brings out the competition

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Special to The Canton News


The Canton Academy sophomores were prepared for literary justice. Mrs. Courtney Warren’s English 2 class finished reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and participated in a mock trial. With Johnny Cade on trial for murder, the prosecution and defense presented their arguments before the jury. After a brief deliberation, the jury declared Johnny Cade “not guilty.”


Dressed to impress, the claws came out in their “courtroom,” as the sophomores delivered two claims and a rebuttal per side. Students were engaged in practicing close reading, citing strong and thorough textual evidence, analyzing evidence, persuasion/argumentation/debate, writing and speaking/listening.

 

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