Gareth only has a few weeks left in his eight week task of increasing the boys' literacy level by six months. So far, he tackled the issues of speaking and reading, and in these last few weeks wants to focus on writing. He issues what some of the students feel is a monumental task: to write the term end play, from developing the concept to scoping the story to writing the lines. To make the task seem more important, he also tells them that the play will be performed at the 400-seat Harlow Playhouse rather than at the school. The boys will be responsible for one half of the play, while the girls will be responsible for the other half. To make each and every boy provide his input into the process, Gareth also decides to let the boy who wrote the line speak it in the final production. Regardless of the overall outcome of the play, Gareth wants to ensure that he touches each and every boy in some meaningful way with regard to getting them to enjoy speaking, reading and writing. Some boys ...