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. Family tree of the novel's characters
Make a family tree of each of the Sutpen, Coldfield, Bon, and Compson families. Then show how the families interconnect by drawing "branches" between the characters and identifying their relationships on the branch. For instance, there would be a branch between Quentin Compson and Rosa Coldfield that says something like "Rosa told Quentin her story and took Quentin to see the aged Henry Sutpen."
2. _Absalom_ word hunt
In groups, have students identify twenty words in the novel they do...
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