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. Watch the Movie A Thousand Acres
Have students watch the movie based on Jane Smiley's novel, "A Thousand Acres." What is similar? What is different from the book?
2. Where Would You Want Your 1000 Acres?
Have students find out how large an acre is and then, taking a map, color in the area in the city where they would like to place their 1000 acres of land.
3. The Danger of Hemlock
Have students research hemlock to see if it grows in the area, what it looks like...
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