C= Combine How would the story have changed if Addie and Joe had the same characteristics?
Do I? Of course!
Hey Addie! Wanna dye my hair with me?
A=Adapt How would the story be different if people in Paintbrush Falls were more open-minded?
Hey Bobby! Wanna sit with me?
Sure! That's very nice of you.
M=Modify Retell the story if Bobby's mother never died.
Hey Mom! Was that Dad?
Yea honey, it was. He said he will be a little ate. Busy day for his landscaping business.
The story would've changed if Addie and Joe had the same characteristics because they would've been closer friends. In my opinion, Joe and Addie are the least close two in the gang of five. They don't have anything much to bond over, so if they had the same characteristics that might further their friendship. Also, in the story I didn't notice much communication going on between them so maybe if they had the same characteristics they would be better friends. So in all, the story might have ended differently then it did.
P=Put to Other Use What else could the gang of five's party stand for besides no name calling?
Vote for us! We stand for equality!
If people in Paintbrush Falls were more open-minded then maybe Joe would feel more comfortable being there. At one point in the story, Joe states that he cant do what he wants in Paintbrush Falls or go to a private school like his Aunt did. Also, maybe there would not be as much bullying at Paintbrush Falls Middle School. This would have led to the No-Name-party never existing. Obviously this would have impacted the story immensely.
E=Eliminate Retell the story without Addie.
Who is that???
If Bobby's mother never died then maybe his Dad would have his landscaping business. Another change that might have happened if Bobby's mother never died is that Bobby wouldn't work at the Department store, because his family wouldn't need the money as much. Also Bobby would not have as good as a relationship with his father. Additionally, Bobby might have not felt as motivated as he did to give his speech. All in all, there would be many changes in the story as a whole.
R=Reverse Retell the story with Bobby having the personality of Mr. Kellerman and Mr.Kellerman having the personality of Bobby.
Shut up Kellerman! Do your job!
Hey Bobby! I noticed you looked sad today, Are you ok?
The gang of five's party could also stand for equality. Equality is a serious topic, alongside bullying and name calling. So, if the gang of five stood for that, that would get everyone involved. All genders, races, and religions can agree that they want equality, so the gang of five can then represent everyone. The gang of five may have even won the election if they would have stood for that.
If Addie were never in the story that would have a massive impact on the story. First, Skeezie would've never been in the gang of five. This is because Addie is the one that brought him to the group. Also, the Friday Forum at the Candy Kitchen may have never existed. Maybe even the Third-Party and No-Name-Party would've never existed either. Without Addie freedom would not be as much of a serious topic as it is in school.
If Bobby had the personality of Mr. Kellerman then Bobby might not have many friends. Mr. Kellerman is mean, grumpy, and intimidating, that is, until you get to know him. Then, he is nice, caring, and a great listener. Bobby is nice, helpful, and a great friend. So with these two personalities switching that has a big impact on the story. Mr. Kellerman may be more liked and friendly with Bobby's personality.