The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. Personal Heritage
Tomie loved the personal heritage of his ancestors. Have the students find out something about their ancestors that makes them proud and bring the information to share in class.
2. Cultural Vinn Diagrams
Tomie is part Irish and part Italian. Have the students create a Vinn Diagram showing how these two cultures are different from each other, and what they have in common.
3. Hous Plans
Tomie loved the idea of his new house. Have the students create a plan for their perfect home.
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