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. School Paper
Write the articles that Rachel might have published in her school newspaper after interviewing Coach Al and Nurse Brandy.
2. Minor Notes
Present the story of After the Rain in play format as told from a minor character's point of view. You can present a single event or more as time allows.
3. What a Character!
Select one of the following characters from the story: Alice Farnum, Ron Heartbroker, Manny, Shirley, or Izzy. Dress up as this character and present a monologue to the class...
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