The Day They Came to Arrest the Book Fun Activities

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Write a Poem

Write a poem that draws on one of the central themes of the novel (for example: racism, censorship or freedom of thought).

Diorama

Make a diorama of one of the following scenes:

1) Gordon and the other students walking out of Nora's class.

2) The debate between Matthew Griswold and Kent Dickenson.

3) Reporters swarming in on the school.

4) Steve Turney's speech at the town hall.

Protesting Sign

Design and draw/paint a sign as if you were protesting the censorship of the novel.

Interview

In pairs, conduct the interview in the story (choose either the Barney-Karen interview or the Barney-Nightline interview).

Skit

Get in groups of two to four and choose your favorite scene in the story. Assign parts and act out the scene. The more props, the better.

Would You Rather?

Have students work in pairs. Ask each student to make a list of "Would you...

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