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. Ship Savvy
Find a diagram of the kind of ship that Sorrow was raise on and bring it to class to help the students better visualize the setting of her early life.
2. Movie Time
Bring a filmed version of this book to class and have a movie day. Provide popcorn and candy to make it more like a theater. Have the students write about or discuss how the movie version compared to the book.
3. Class Portfolios
Have the students create a portfolio of all the...
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