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. Character Charades
Working in teams of two, act out characters' identity without using any words.
2. A Poem for Teach
Using any style you prefer, compose a poem about Teach and his "wisdom."
3. Let's Be Honest
Choose two characters and let them both speak honestly about what's on their minds. You may create a new scene or work from an existing scene. Act out the scene with another student.
4. Word Scrambler
Mix up 10 words from American Buffalo--character names, location, themes, central images--and give to another classmate...
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