The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Daisy, covering the declaration of Gatsby’s love for Daisy in front of Tom in the book.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Nick covering the funeral of Gatsby in the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the murder of Gatsby from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering one of Gatsby’s parties from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Myrtle’s death from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Tom’s confrontation of Gatsby from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Gatsby’s murder from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at Gatsby’s funeral from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Nick and Gatsby when Gatsby is talking about his background. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Daisy and Tom when Tom confronts Gatbbys about his intentions with Daisy. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of a Gatbsy about the Valley of Ashes before and after he acquired wealth. Think about the changes in the morals of Gatsby throughout the novel, and how the character would act.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Gatbsy about his feelings towards Daisy before and after he acquired wealth. Think about the changes in the morals of Gatsby at different times in the novel, and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Nick and George, stating what they each think about Gatsby and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives from Gatbsy and Daisy, stating what they each think about Nick and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in the setting of the novel about how Gatsby’s murder could have been avoided.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in the setting of the novel about how Gatsby and Daisy could have been together.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into West Egg and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Gatsby? How does their reputation precede them?
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Boo Radley covering Bow Ewell’s death.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Atticus Finch covering the trial.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Boo Radley covering the children playing.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the trial from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Bob attacking the children.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the crowd going to lynch Tom.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the jury convicting Tom from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Boo Radley leaving presents from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the crowd attempting to lynch Tom from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the jury’s decision from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the death of Bob from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Mayella and Scout on the court convicting Tom. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Bob and Atticus on the crowd attempting to lynch Tom. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of a Scout about Boo Radley before and after she comprehends empathy. Think about the changes in the morals of Scout at different times in the novel, and how Scout would act.
  • Write from Boo Radley and Bob, stating what they each think about Scout and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from Atticus and Calpurnia, stating what they each think about Scout and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living Maycomb on the conviction of Tom.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Maycomb, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people speak about Atticus? How does his reputation precede him?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Maycomb, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Scout? How does their reputation precede them?
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Curley covering his fight with Lennie from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Slim covering the death of Lennie from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Candy’s dog’s death.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective, covering Curley’s wife’s death.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about George’s alibi from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Lennie petting the dead rat from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Lennie killing Curley’s wife from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at Lennie’s death from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Slim and Curley on Lennie’s death. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Candy and Carlson on Lennie’s death. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of George about Lennie before and after Lennie’s death. Think about the changes in the morals of the George at different times in the novel and how he would act.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Lennie about Curley’s wife before and after he killed her. Think about the changes in the morals of the Lennie at different times in the novel and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Candy and Slim, stating what they each think about George and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Curley and Crooks, stating what they each think about Lennie and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into the farm, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about George? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into the farm, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people speak about Lennie? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into the farm, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Curley? How does their reputation precede them?
The Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Sunny covering the altercation between Holden and Maurice.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Holden covering the death of Allie.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Sally, covering Holden asking her to run away with him to Massachusetts.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Holden at the carousel with his sister Phoebe.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Holden leaving Pencey.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Holden at the hotel bar from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Holden asking the cab driver where the ducks go in the winter from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Ernie’s jazz club from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at Holden’s interactions with Carl Luce from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Phoebe and Holden when Holden sneaks into their apartment. Focusing on their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Mr. Antolini and Holden on Holden leaving Mr. Antolini’s apartment. Focusing on their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Holden about “phonies” when he first leaves for New York, and then at the end of the book. Think about the changes in the morals of Holden at different times in the novel, and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Phoebe and Sally Hayes, stating what they each think about Holden and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Spencer and Mr. Antolini, stating what they each think about Holden and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in Holden’s dorm about how Holden would have been helped.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Pencey, and is talking with a few of the other students. How would other people talk about Holden? How does their reputation precede them?
Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Napoleon, covering the destruction of the windmill from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Squealer covering the death of Old Major from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the farmers and the pigs playing cards at the end of the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Snowball getting attacked.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the confinement of the Seven Commandments from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the disappearance of Boxer from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the Battle of Cowshed from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Benjamin and Squealer on Napoleon’s rise to power. Focus on their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Napoleon about Mr. Pilkington before and after his rise to power. Think about the changes in the morals of Napoleon at different times in the novel and how Napoleon would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Snowball and Boxer, stating what they each think about Napoleon and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of an animal living in the setting of the novel about how Napoleon’s rise to power could have been stopped.
  • Write from the perspective of an animal who has just moved into the farm, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people speak about Boxer? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of an animal who has just moved into the farm, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people speak about Benjamin? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of an animal who has just moved into the farm, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Mr. Pilkington? How does their reputation precede them?
1984 - George Orwell
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Winston covering his meeting with O’Brien.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Julia, covering giving Winston the note.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the daily propaganda from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the thought police from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Winston getting tortured from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Big Brother from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Oceania from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Julia and O’Brien on Winston getting tortured. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Big Brother and the Brotherhood on the current state of affairs in Oceania. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of a Winston about Big Brother before he received the note from Julia and after he left room 101. Think about the changes in the morals of Winston at different times in the novel, and how he would act.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of a Winston about O’Brien before and after room 101. Think about the changes in the morals of Winston at different times in the novel and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Julia and O’Brien, stating what they each think about Winston and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Big Brother and Emmanuel Goldstein, stating what they each think about a person like Winston and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in Oceania in the novel about how the party could have been overthrown.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Oceania, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people speak about Winston? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Oceania, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people speak about Julia? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Oceania, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about O’Brien? How does their reputation precede them?
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Tom Sawyer covering the attempt to free Jim at the finale of the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the Grangerfords and the Shepherdsons from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the lynch mob that threatened Colonel Sherburn from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at The Royal Nonesuch from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write about the freeing of Jim from the point of view of two different characters on a single scene. Include their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Huckleberry Finn about meeting Duke and King, before and after the event. Think about the changes in morals of Huck at different times in the novel and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters, stating what they each think about the main character and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing. For example: what Huckleberry Finn’s father thinks of him vs. what his friends think of him.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of one of the kids about how Huck’s kidnapping could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into the town St. Petersburg, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Huckleberry Finn? How does his reputation precede them?
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of one of the children covering the painting of the fence from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the recovery of Tom Sawyer and Becky from the caves.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the trial of Muff Potter from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the rescue of the Widow Douglas from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of Huckleberry Finn and Widow Douglas on Huck’s adoption by Widow Douglas. Include their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Tom Sawyer about taking the blame for Betty’s punishments before and after he does so. Think about the changes in the morals of Tom at different times in the novel, and how his feelings towards Betty change over time.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters, stating what they each think about the main character and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing. For example: what the other children think of Tom vs. what Sid, Tom’s half-brother thinks of him.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Huckleberry Finn about how the main conflicts in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into St. Petersburg, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Tom? How does his reputation precede them?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a member of the football team covering the fight between Brad and Patrick from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the deterioration of Charlie’s relationship with his sister from the book.
  • Look at the admission of Charlie to the hospital as the end of the book from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of Sam and Mary Elizabeth on the game of Truth or Dare. Include their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Charlie about the death of his Aunt Helen before and after the book’s story. Think about the changes in the morals of Charlie at different times in the novel, and how Charlie’s perception of Aunt Helen has changed.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters, stating what they each think about the main character and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing. For example: What Sam thinks of Charlie vs. What Mary Elizabeth thinks of Charlie)
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Charlie’s hometown, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about him? How does his reputation precede him?
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of John covering his first steps in London from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering everyday life in the dystopian society from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the humiliation/resignation of the director from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the death of John from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice on the exile of the main characters. Include their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Bernard about his fame brought about by John before and after he was famous. Think about the changes in the morals of Bernard at different times in the novel, and how his perception of popularity changes.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters, stating what they each think about the main character and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing. For example: what Bernard thinks of Lenina vs. What John thinks of Lenina.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a character living in London and explain how the conflict in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just started work in the same office as Bernard, and is talking with a few of their coworkers. How would other people talk about Bernard? How does his reputation precede him?
The Odyssey - Homer
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Calypso covering Odysseus’ departure from her island.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the opening of the bag of winds from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the 108 suitors from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Odyyseus’s escape from Polyphemus from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting. Consider biases and the possibility of siding with the cyclopes.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice on the killing of the cows of Apollo. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of  Odysseus about his defeat of the cyclops and subsequent curse by Poseidon, before and after the events of the book. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel, and more specifically, how Odysseus overcomes his hubris to become a better man.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters, stating what they each think about the main character and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing. For example: what the suitors think of Odysseus vs. what Odysseus’s crew thinks of him.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a member of Odysseus’s crew about how the conflict in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Odysseus’s home town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Odysseus? How does his reputation precede him?
Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a teenager at the party covering the police’s arrival from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering how you would view Melinda if you didn’t know her story.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the party being busted by the police from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the outing of Andy from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting. Think of how the local news would react when the full story is known.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice on Heather leaving Melinda to sit with the “Marthas.” Include Heather’s opinion and how this affects both her and Melinda differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Heather about her opinion of Melinda before and after the events of Speak. Think about the changes in morals of Heather at different times in the novel, and how the newfound knowledge at the end of the story changes how she would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters, stating what they each think about Melinda and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing. For example: what Melinda’s parents think of her vs. what David thinks of her.
  • Write from the perspective of a student who has just moved into the main character’s home town, and is talking with a few of the other kids. How would other people talk about Melinda? How does her reputation precede her? Consider writing from two different points in time, before and after the events of the story.
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Charles covering from stopping at the railroad work in the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the discovery that the steamboat is wrecked from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the volley of arrows from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the discovery of Mr. Kurtz from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice on a single scene. Include each of their opinions and how the events of the scene affect them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Charles about what he thinks of Kurtz before and after meeting him. Think about the changes in morals of Charles at different times in the novel and how he would act.
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Finny covering the branch-shaking from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the trial from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the trial from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Finny’s leg-breaking accident from a journalistic perspective. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice on world war II and its effects on the school. Include their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Gene about finny before and after the novel. Think about the changes in the morals of Gene at different times in the story, and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, stating what they each think about Gene and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing. Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in the setting of the novel about how the conflict in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into the main character’s home town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Gene? How does his reputation precede him?
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Miss Pross covering the moment when Dr. Manette is revealed to be alive from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the trial of Charles Darnay from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Darney’s release and the re-arrest from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Marquis St. Evremonde running over the child from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice on the revolutionary tribunal. Include their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Dr. Manette about standing at trial before and after the events of the novel. Think about the changes in morals and personality of Manette at different times in the story, and how he would act differently.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, stating what they each think about Charles Darnay and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in Paris or London about how the conflicts in A Tale of Two Cities could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into one of the main character’s home towns, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about the main character? How does their reputation precede them?
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Cohn covering when he attacks Jake and Mike from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the bullfight from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Brett running away with Romero from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Brett’s affair with Romero from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice at the end of the story, when everyone is going their separate ways. Include their respective opinions and how the departure affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Jake about how he feels about Brett before and after the story. Think about the changes in his morals at different times in the novel, and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, stating what they each think about Jake and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person in the leading group of characters of the novel about how the conflict in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Jake’s home town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about him? How does his reputation precede them?
Giovanni’s Room - James Baldwin
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of  Joey about the fallout of their experience together from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering David meeting Giovanni from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Giovanni’s execution from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Guillame’s murder from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice on when David and Hella meet Jacques and Giovanni. Include their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write from the point of view of Jacques and Hella about Giovanni’s execution.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of David on before and after an internal change (of your choice). Think about the changes in the morals of David at different times in the novel and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters, stating what they each think about the main character and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in the setting of the novel about how the conflict in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into the main character’s home town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about the main character? How does their reputation precede them?
The Leavers - Lisa Ko
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Polly covering her deportation/imprisonment from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering Daniel’s confrontation with Vivian from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Deming being put up for adoption from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Daniel being reunited with his mother from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of both Michael and Vivian on when Deming was given up for adoption. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspectives of Daniel about first going to Ridgeborough before and after the events of the novel take place. Think about the changes in the perspective of Daniel at different times in the novel and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, stating what they each think about Daniel/Deming and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in New York about how the conflict in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Daniel’s home town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Daniel? How does his reputation precede him?
Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Romeo covering Tybalt’s death.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Lord Capulet covering Romeo sneaking into his party.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of the Nurse covering Juliet’s death.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Friar Laurence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the clash between the families.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Romeo being banned from Verona.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the nurse advising Juliet to marry Paris from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the Romeo avenging his cousin. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Romeo and Juliet’s deaths from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the brawl at the beginning of the play from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the Prince’s decree from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Lord Capulet and Montague on Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Benvolio and Mercutio on Tybalt. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Romeo and Juliet in Paris. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of a Nurse about Paris before and after Romeo is banished. Think about the changes in the morals of the character at different times in the novel, and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Lady Capulet and the Nurse, stating what they each think about Juliet and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Lord Capulet and Friar Laurence, stating what they each think about the Romeo and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Benvolio and Tybalt, stating what they each think about Romeo and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Mercutio and Paris, stating what they each think about Romeo and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in the setting of the novel about how Romeo and Juliet could have survived.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Verona, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people speak about Romeo? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Verona, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Juliet? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Verona, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Paris? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Verona, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Tybalt? How does their reputation precede them?
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Compeyson covering Pip inheriting his fortune.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Molly covering Jaggers.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Miss Havisham and her house from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the convict scene from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Magwitch from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the Orlick holding Pip hostage from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Mr.Pumblechook from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the Satis house from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at Pip’s inheritance from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Mrs. Joe and Joe when Pip leaves for London. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Biddy and Mr. Pumblechook and Biddy on Pip leaving for London. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Herbert and Jaggers on Pip when he is in London. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Pip about Magwitch before and after there change. Think about the changes in morals of Pip at different times in the novel and how Pip would act.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Pip about Miss. Havisham before and after there change. Think about the changes in morals of Pip at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Pip about Joe and/or Biddy before and after there change. Think about the changes in morals of Pip at different times in the novel, and how the character would act.
  • Write from Biddy and Estella, stating what they each think about Pip and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from Mrs. Joe and Mr. Joe, stating what they each think about Pip and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from Orlick and Biddy, stating what they each think about Pip and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in the setting of the novel about Pip.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Pip’s village, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Pip? How does their reputation precede them?
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Shmuel covering Bruno, denying knowing Shmuel.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Gretel covering Hitler coming for dinner.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Pavel cleaning Bruno’s wound.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the fight between Bruno’s dad and grandmother.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Bruno eating the food he was planning on giving Shmuel From a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Bruno denying knowing Shmuel from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Bruno and Shmuel’s death from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at Bruno’s father being promoted from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Bruno and Shmuel on Bruno denying knowing Shmuel. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Bruno’s mom and Gretel on the disappearance of Bruno. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Bruno’s dad about the camps before and after Bruno’s disappearance. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Bruno’s mom about the camps before and after Bruno’s disappearance. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Lieutenant Kotler and Bruno’s grandmother, stating what they each think about Bruno and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Gretel and Shmuel, stating what they each think about Bruno and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of an officer who has just moved into a home at Auschwitz, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Bruno? How does their reputation precede them?
To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Lily Briscoe, covering how she feels about Charles Tansley from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the first dinner party from the book.
  • Look at the death of Ms. Ramsay from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice on the second, and final, dinner party. Include their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Lily Briscoe about how she feels about painting before and after the novel. Think about the changes in how she perceives art at different times in the story, and how she would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, stating what they each think about Mr. Ramsay and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Mr. Ramsay’s home town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Mr. Ramsay? How does his reputation precede them?
The Scarlet Letter - Nataniel Hawthorne
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Hester’s husband covering her being placed on the scaffold from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering Hester’s public humiliation from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Dimmesdale confessing his sin from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Hester’s trial/humiliation from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice on either Hester or Dimmesdale’s public humiliation. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Arthur Dimmesdale about how he feels before and after the events of the story. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, stating what they each think about one of the main characters and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in the town of the novel about how the conflict in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into the main characters’ hometown, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about the main characters? How does their reputation precede them?
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Yossarian covering Nately’s death.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Yossarian, covering almost getting stabbed by Nately’s wife.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Milo covering bombing the US.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the colonel, raising the number of missions required.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Milo’s black market.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Yossarian’s sanity from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same thing from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about whether or Yossarian should have taken the deal from his officers to get discharged from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Milo’s black market from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at Yossarian escaping to Sweden from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Milo and Yossarian on participating in the war. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Yossarian about the war before and after Snowden died. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Milo and Snowdon, stating what they each think about Yossarian and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just entered the war, and is talking with a few of the other soldiers. How would other people talk about Milo? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just entered the war, and is talking with a few of the other soldiers. How would other people talk about Yossarian? How does their reputation precede them?
All Quiet On The Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of  Paul Bäumer, covering getting Kemmerich’s boots.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Himmelstoss, covering getting attacked.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Paul going to see the Russian prisoner of war.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Paul killing the French man from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Paul returning home for leave from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the conditions on the western front from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Paul and Kantorek on joining the war. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Paul about the war before and after he experienced war. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Kat and Muller, stating what they each think about Paul. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Himmelstoss and Tjaden, stating what they each think about Paul and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of, stating what they each think about Paul and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Paul’s hometown, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about the main character? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Himmelstoss hometown, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about the main character? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Kat’s hometown, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about the main character? How does their reputation precede them?
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Manolin covering Santiago being away for so long.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Santiago covering holding on to the marlin for so long.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Santiago covering having to give up the marlin.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Santiago bringing back the Marlin skeleton.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Santiago having to give up the biggest catch of his life.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Santiago’s streak of not catching any fish from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Santiago getting attacked by sharks from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at Santiago battle to catch the fish. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Manolin and Santiago about Santiago deciding to travel further out into the Gulf. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of  Manolin’s parents about Manolin being able to fish with Santiago before and after Santiago caught the marlin. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Manolin and his parents, stating what they each think about Santiago and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in the town about how Santiago could have caught the marlin.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into the town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Santiago? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into the town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Manolin? How does their reputation precede them?
Three Theban Plays - Sophocles
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Antigone covering when she buries her brother from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering Oedipus’s proclamation from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the punishment of Antigone from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Oedipus’s exile/his family’s deaths from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of both Oedipus and Jocasta on finding out the truth in the final play. Try to capture the pathos of the scene effectively.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Oedipus about how he feels about Antigone before and after the events of the play. Think about the changes in morals of Oedipus at different times in the novel, and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, stating what they each think about either Oedipus, Antigone, or Tiresias and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in Thebes about how one of the three conflicts in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Thebes, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Oedipus? How does his reputation precede him? Feel free to write from any point in the plays you wish; Consider how his reputation in the public eye changes and evolves.
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Guy covering burning down his own house.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Millridge covering Guy reading a poem.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the book people.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Guy getting chased by the government.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Millridge leaving Montag.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Millridge leaving Montag from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Montag deciding to rebel from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Montag getting chased by the police from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Millridge and Professor Faber on Guy getting chased by the police. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Guy about his life before and after he discovers literature. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Millridge and Clarisse, stating what they each think about the main character and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Millridge and Clarisse, stating what they each think about Montag and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Captain Beatty and Professor Faber, stating what they each think about Montag and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into  Montag’s town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Montag? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Montag’s town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Mildridge? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Montag’s town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Clarisse? How does their reputation precede them?
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Hermia covering her father, making her marry Demetrius.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Helena covering when she believed that the others were mocking her.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the laborers’ play.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Oberon’s tomfoolery.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Hermia refusing to marry Demetrius from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Hermia refusing to marry Demetrius from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the magic used in the play from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Theseus and Egues when the group is taken back to Athens and married. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective Hermia about marrying Lysander before and after the woods. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel, and how the character would act.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Demetrius about marrying Helena before and after the woods. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel, and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Demetrius and Lysander, stating what they each think about Hermia and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in Athens about how the lovers could have avoided there quarrel.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Athens, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Theseus? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Athens, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Lysander? How does their reputation precede them?
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Jack covering losing the election.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Ralph covering getting hunted.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Sam and Eric covering getting captured.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective, covering Jack starting his own tribe.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the theft of Piggy’s glasses.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the beast from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the elections from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the death of Simon from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Jack and Ralph on the death of Simon. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of one of the littluns about life on the island before and after the hunters leave the group. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Ralph about being a leader on the island before and after he loses control of the group. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Piggy and Roger, stating what they each think about Ralph and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Simon and Roger, stating what they each think about Jack and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living on the island about how the boys could have maintained peace.
  • Write from the perspective of a boy on the island, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Jack? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a boy on the island, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Ralph? How does their reputation precede them?
The Giver - Lois Lowry
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Jonas, covering negative emotions.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Asher covering job assignments from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Fiona covering the community from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering emotion from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering daily life.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about sameness from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Jonas escaping the community from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at job assignments from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Jonas and his dad on daily life in the community. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of the Giver and Jonas’ dad on releasement. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of a Jonas about Gabriel before and after becoming the receiver. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of a Jonas about his family before and after becoming the receive. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of a Jonas about his community before and after becoming the receive. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of the Giver and Asher, stating what they each think about Jonas and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Jonas’ dad and Fiona stating what they each think about Jonas and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Jonas’ mother and Lily, stating what they each think about Jonas and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of the giver or the receiver about how the community could become enlightened.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into the Jonas community, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Jonas? How does their reputation precede them?
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of the fox covering the little prince entering the heavens.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of the little prince covering talking to the businessman.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of the little prince covering talking to the lamplight.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the little prince talking to the king.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the fox’s lessons from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the rose lying to the little prince from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the little prince’s trip to the desert from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the little prince’s encounter with the geographer from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of the little prince about the rose before and after he talks with the fox. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character acts.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of the fox and the businessman, stating what they each think about the little prince and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of the rose and narrator, stating what they each think about the little prince and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of the vain man and the lamplight, stating what they each think about the little prince and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd about how the little prince could have never lost the rose.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who is talking with a few people that now the little prince. How would other people talk about the little prince? How does their reputation precede them?
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Jane’s Aunt covering when Jane talks back/is locked in the red room from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the Typhus outbreak in Jane’s school from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Jane and Mr. Rochester’s wedding from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the discovery of Mr. Rochester’s insane wife from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice on the party Mr. Rochester throws. Include their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Jane Eyre about how she feels towards her aunt before and after the events of the novel. Think about the changes in morals of Jane at different times in the story, and how she would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, stating what they each think about Jane Eyre and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Jane Eyre’s home town, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about her? How does her reputation precede her?
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Horatio covering the appearance ghost from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering Hamlet’s apparent madness from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the climactic ending of Hamlet; In the first, write from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the aftermath of Hamlet from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of both the King and Queen on the play performed for the King and Queen. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Hamlet about how he feels about Claudius before and after he goes insane. Think about the changes in morals of Hamlet at different times in the novel, and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, each stating what they each think about Hamlet and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in the same castle about how the conflict in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Elsinore castle, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Hamlet? How does his reputation precede him?
Oliver Twist - Charles Dickson
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of one of the Maylies covering Oliver attempting to commit theft on them.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of one of the Monks about taking Oliver back from Mr. Brownlow.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the workhouse Oliver was in when he was young.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective, covering Oliver moving to the countryside.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on Nancy’s morals; In the first, write about from a perspective opposite yours, highlighting a specific scene. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Sikes and Oliver’s robbery from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at Oliver’s first orphanage from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Jack and Oliver on stealing for Fagel. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Oliver Twist about crime when he was under Fagel’s control and when Oliver lives in the countryside. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Nancy and Fagel, stating what they each think about Oliver and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Mr. Brownlow and Monks, stating what they each think about Oliver and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Oliver? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Jack Dawkins? How does their reputation precede them?
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Hans Hubermann covering first meeting Leisel from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering Hans Hubermann helping the jew in the parade from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same idea; In the first, write about Hans’s decision to shelter Max from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the bombing of Molching from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters of your choice (except Leisel) on when Leisel reads to the bomb shelter. Include their emotions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Rudy about how he feels about Leisel before and after the book. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel, and how the character would act. (Feel free to be inventive of how he’s talking despite being dead, or jump to right before he dies. It’s up to you.)
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, stating what they each think about Leisel and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Molching, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Leisel? How does their reputation precede them? Consider asking both the children and the adults, to see differences in perspective.
The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of one of the guests leaving the wedding without paying.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the tour through the meat factory from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about the Socialist rallies from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the deaths in the Rudkus family from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of the midwife and a character of your choice on Ona’s death. Include each of their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Jurgis about his thoughts on the American dream before and after the events of the novel. Think about the changes in morals and political viewpoints of Jurgis at different times in the novel, and how he would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, each stating what they each think about Jurgis and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in America who’s just learned of the horrific conditions in Packingtown. Write about how the conflict in the story could have been avoided/how conditions in Packingtown could be improved. Try to be as realistic as possible and consider all the variables that are in play.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Jurgis’s area, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about him? How does his reputation precede him?
A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Stella covering Stanley accusing Blanche selling Belle Reve.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Blanche covering Stanley hitting Stella.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Blanche’s sanity.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Stella and Stanley’s relationship.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Blanche’s treatment of Stanley from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Blanche’s history in Laurel from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Blanche’s background from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Stella and Blanche on Stanley’s poker party. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Point of view of Stella and Stanley on Blanche’s mannerisms. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEd from the perspective of Stella about sending Blanche away before and after Blanche is gone. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Stella and Blanche, stating what they each think about Stanley and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Blanche and Stanley, stating what they each think about Stella and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Stella and Stanley, stating what they each think about Blanche and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Laurel, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Blanche? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into New Orleans, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Stella? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into New Orleans, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Stanley? How does their reputation precede them?
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickson
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Ebenezer Scrooge covering his meeting with the Ghost of Christmas Past
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Ebenezer Scrooge covering his meeting with the Ghost of Christmas Present.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Ebenezer Scrooge covering his meeting with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Scrooge before his meeting with the ghosts.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Scrooge after his meeting with the ghosts.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Fred’s Christmas party.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Scrooge’s way of life from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Scrooge’s visit with the Ghost of Christmas Present from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the death of Marley from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of Scrooge and Fred about the Christmas season. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write from the point of view of Marley and Fred on Scrooge’s way of life. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Scrooge about Christmas before and after his visits with the ghosts. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  •  Write two OpEds from the perspective of Scrooge on his outlook on life before and after his visits with the ghosts. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Fred and Marley, stating what they each think about Scrooge and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchet, stating what they each think about Scrooge and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into London, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Scrooge? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into London, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Marley? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into London, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Fred? How does their reputation precede them?
Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of the Queen covering when she frames the guards to the king from the book.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective (imagining yourself as a character in the story) covering the encounter with the witches from the book.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Macbeth’s decision to kill the king from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at the death of Macbeth from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting. Possibly include the prophecies given to Macbeth.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters on the insanity of the queen. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of the queen about how she feels about the murder of the king before the event happens and after her death. Think about the changes in morals of the Queen at different times in the novel, and how she would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters of your choice, stating what they each think about Macbeth and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of a person living in the setting of Macbeth about how the conflict in the story could have been avoided.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Macbeth’s town, and is talking with a few of the locals. Write the first from before Macbeth kills the king and the second from after. How would other people talk about Macbeth? How does his reputation precede him?
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Scarlett covering Charles’ death.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Ashely covering Scarlett confessing her love for him.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Scarlett getting attacked on her way home from the sawmill.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering Scarlett and Rhett’s relationship.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Scarlett’s ambitions for rebuilding Tara from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write Rhett’s mannerisms from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Ashley’s capture from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at Scarlett’s ambitions from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at the rumors of Scarlett and Ashley’s affair from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the period and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Write from the point of view of Ashley and Melanie on the rumors of the affair between Ashley and Scarlett. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write from the point of view of Charles and Frank on their relationships with Scarlett. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Scarlett about Rhett at the beginning of the novel and the end of the book. Think about the changes in morals of the character at different times in the novel, and how the character would act.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspective of Scarlett about Tara at the beginning of the novel and the end of the novel. Think about the changes in the morals of the characters at different times in the novel and how the character would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters, stating what they each think about Ashley and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of two supporting characters, stating what they each think about Scarlett and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Atlanta, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Scarlett? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Atlanta, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Ashley? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Atlanta, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Rhett? How does their reputation precede them?
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Mrs. Bennet covering Charles Bingley renting a manor Netherfield Park.
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of  Elizabeth, covering Jane and Charles’s relationship.
  • Write an OpEd from your own perspective covering the first ball in the novel.
  • Write an OpEd from your perspective, covering Mr. Collins’ first visits to Mr. Bennet’s property.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Darcy proposing to Elizabeth for the first time from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the beginning.
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene; In the first, write about Elizabeth’s appearance when she enters the Bingley’s to tend to from a perspective opposite yours. In the second, write about the same scene from your own perspective; address the points you raise in the first.
  • Look at Mr. Collins and Charlotte Lucas’ wedding from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Look at Lydia and Wickham’s disappearance from a journalistic view. Write an article keeping in mind the time and location of the scene’s setting.
  • Point of view of Charles and Miss Bingley on Elisabeth’s appearance when she enters their house. Their opinion and how it affects them differently.
  • Write two OpEds from the perspectives of Elizabeth about Darcy at the beginning of the novel and the end of the novel. Think about the changes in the morals of the characters at different times in the novel and how the characters would act.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Darcy and Jane, stating what they each think about Elizabeth and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from two competing perspectives of Mr. Bennet and Jane, stating what they each think about Darcy and why. Use the unique tone, voice, and biases of each character when writing.
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Longbourn, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Mrs.Bennet? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Longbourn, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Elizabeth? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Netherfield Park, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Charles Bingley? How does their reputation precede them?
Othello - William Shakespeare
  • Write an Op-Ed from the perspective of Brabanzio on Othello’s relationship with Desdemona
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of the Duke on Othello and Desdemona’s relationship
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Iago on Cassio’s promotion
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Cassio on his fight with Roderigo
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Othello on witnessing the Cassio departing from Desdemona
  • Write an OpEd from the perspective of Desadomona on the meeting between her and Cassio, as well as her view of the relationship between Cassio and Othello
  • Look at the fight between Cassio and Roderigo from a journalistic point of view. How would an outsider understand the role of Iago? 
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene: one from Desdemona’s perspective and the other from Othello’s on the handkerchief and her advocacy for Cassio 
  • Write two shorter competing OpEds on the same scene: one from Desdemona’s perspective and the other from Othello’s on whether Desadamona is innocent or not after the accusations of Act 4 Scene 2. 
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Venice, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Iago? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Venice, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Othello? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Venice, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Roderigo? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the perspective of a person who has just moved into Venice, and is talking with a few of the locals. How would other people talk about Cassio? How does their reputation precede them?
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters on the character and role of Cassio. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently.
  • Write from the point of view of two different characters on the character and role of Iago. Include their opinions and how it affects them differently. See if they have competing beliefs. How would they respond to each other’s points?