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. Hero vs. Villain
Students create a three-part chart with the headings "Hero", "Anti-hero", and "Villain". Students take each character from the novel and list them under the appropriate headings. If there is disagreement, encourage students to resolve it rationally.
2. Soldiers on Boxes
Student re-create the scene at the beginning of the novel, where the soldiers are sitting on the boxes, playing cards. The key to this exercise is to show how their outward happiness is affected by their inner sorrow. The scene can be scripted...
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