The Westing Game Extension Activity
- Grades: 6–8
About this book
1 You've been hired to direct and cast the characters for a new movie version of The Westing Game. Who would you select for each part, and why? What kind of acting instructions would you give to each person? Explain your decisions using Raskin's characters as your guides.
2 Make "Wanted" posters for the Westing heirs. Illustrate your posters using physical descriptions from the novel, and include information on your poster about what makes each character suspicious.
3 Each of the 16 heirs of Sam Westing has some kind of past connection to him. Using Judge Ford's notes on each heir, create a web with Sam Westing in the center, showing all of the connections between Sam and his heirs. Include as many details as you can, and show the connections between the heirs as well.