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. Tabloid show
Write a skit for a tabloid show, like Entertainment Tonight, based on the events and characters of A Salty Piece of Land.
2. Myspace or Facebook
Create a Myspace of Facebook page for two or three characters in the novel.
Using the events from A Salty Piece of Land, write a script for a newscast. The tone can be serious or humorous, but it should accurately describe events from the novel. It can include reporters on the scene, sports and weather. Do the...
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