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. Write Your Own Memoir
This book is a memoir about a unique woman. What makes you unique? Write a two-page memoir about yourself. Use the homework assignment from the previous lesson as a basis or outline. What are your most defining characteristics, and how are they formed? What are some of the important events or experiences in your life that help make you the person you are today? Explore these moments in your memoir.
2. Craft a Poem
Trillin includes a few poems written for his...
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