C=Combine- How do you think the story would have changed if Bobby had the same character as Kelsey?
A=Adapt- How would the story change if it took place in a time of segregation?
M=Modify- Retell the story with Colin being straight.
I'm glad you came.
If Bobby had te same character as Kelsey, he wouldn't have done such a good job on his speech. He probably wouldn't have even come to school that day. He would have been even more shy with Kelsey than he really was. He probably would not have even called her. In the end he wouldn't have gone to the dance with her.
P=Put to other use- How could Mr. Kellerman use his past to help Bobby?
It's ok Bobby.
If the story was in a time of segregtion, Dushawn wouldn't have gone to the same school as the Gang of Five. They probably woldn't have even met. Addie and Dushawn would have never been a couple. Addie would have still liked Colin even though he was gay. Dushawn would only have black friends.
E=Eliminate- Retell the story without Addie.
If Colin wasn't gay he wouldn't have gone to the dance with Joe. He probably would have gone with Addie. Dushawn and Joe will probably be upset because they didn't go to the dance with the pople they wanted to. Dushawn and Joe might have went to the dance with other people. They might have even gone together as friends.
R=Reverse- Retell the story, with Skeezie being gay like Joe, and Joe being straight like Skeezie.
He could teach Bobby lessons on how to get over a loss. He could tell him about his self and how he got over it. He could also teach him how to handle it and how not to handle it like he did. To not make others suffer just because you are. He should have let Bobby know that he is not alone and can always come to him if he needs help.
Without Addie, the story wouldn't be entertaing. It wouldn't make you have questions. It will even make you not want to read it. There won't be the No-Name Party so there won't be anything to look forward to reading about. The Gang of Five wouldn't have been a thing or would have been something totally different.
If Skeezie was gay he would probably like Colin like Joe does. He wouldn't flirt with HelloMyNameIsStephi like he usually does at Candy Kitchen. Joe will flirt with HelloMyNameIsStephi at Candy Kitchen. He will like her like Skeezie does instead of Colin. Skeezie won't slick his hair back and wear a leather jacket.