Mock trial brings out the competition

mock trial

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.


Canton News [email protected]



Comments (0)

Adding comment means accepting the rules and regulations. Vulgar, offensive content that violates the rules and regulations will be removed.

By submitting comments, you accept the rules and regulations of the portal. (company name) located  in (city) is the administrator of your personal data for purposes related to the use of the website. According to law, providing personal data is voluntary, the User has the right to access their data at all times and correct them.