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
Have a movie day and watch the movie version of "About a Boy". Compare the movie to the book and discuss whether the actors in the movie were well cast.
2. 1990's Pop CultureTime Warp
Hornby uses many pop culture references in the novel which brings the reader back to the mid 1990's. Create a collage or visual report of pop culture references in the novel.
3. Fashion Research
Design outfits that would have been worn by Marcus, Will or Fiona (such as Marcus'...
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