Activity/Assignment for “The Road of the Dead”
Introduction: While reading Kevin Brooks’ book entitled, “The Road of the Dead,” you see two brothers embark on a journey to discover the truth about the rape/murder of their older sister Rachel.
Activity: Have you ever been on a quest, mission, or a journey for the truth about an event. Or have
you ever been on a trip whether it be family or friends. In these journeys you have a common goal
either to arrive at a destination or find out a secret. In this writing activity write a 1-2 page personal narrative
describing this event.
Plan: Have the students do a ten minute free write about a trip or event than for homework complete
a 1-2 page writing about this event. Each student will receive a maximum of sixty points for this
assignment based on the six traits.
Click here for the rubric for the activity.