1. Journal: Can you remember a time when you had a problem that you could not solve alone? What did you do?
2. Discuss teacher answer to journal topic.
3. Teacher should allow students to talk about responses with a partner in turn and talk.
4. Then allow volunteers to explain their journal reflections to class.
5. Teacher will place students in groups of 3 or 4 then give out one activity per group of a good reason to be mad and in love.
6. Groups must come to a consensus on activities (give 7 to 10 minutes).
7. Pick a speaker from each group and record answers on chart paper.
8. Decide as a class (back to whole group instruction) which is the "best and worst" reason to be mad and in love.
9. Then give students examples (as time allows) of the different problems listed might occur in the play.
10. Provide assessment (see below)