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NCJ Number: 149112 Find in a Library
Title: Gang War Workbook
Author(s): R J Barry
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: EMC Publishing
St. Paul, MN 55101
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88436-967-6
Sale Source: EMC Publishing
300 York Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55101
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This workbook guides students in comprehending and drawing lessons from "Gang War," which is a fictionalized account of the personalities, attitudes, interactions, and violent behavior of juvenile gang members.
Abstract: The first exercise in the workbook presents a portion of the text of the book with blanks interspersed for missing words and phrases. The student is to fill in the blanks. The section on comprehension includes an exercise that involves matching the names of book characters with short statements about them. For another list of names, students are to indicate which characters were willing to fight in an unfair fight. Another exercise lists events described in the book in random order. The student is to place the events in chronological order. A cause-and-effect exercise has students matching causes to effects for events in the book. A crossword puzzle assists students in comprehending the gang terminology used in the book. Another exercise helps students understand how one word can have different meanings in various sentence contexts. An exercise on word pairs has students match words with the same meaning and those with opposite meanings. Two other exercises help students understand the nature and effect of prefixes and suffixes. A writing exercise has students commenting on and critiquing various statements and behaviors of story characters. Some suggested project activities in the workbook are a college, a movie poster, a report, an audio tape, a newspaper article, a story, an interview, a report on weapons used by street gangs, and a TV talk show. See NCJ-149100 for Gang War book
Main Term(s): Gang Prevention
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Peer influences on behavior
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