Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays Fun Activities

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David Sedaris in His Own Voice

David Sedaris' stories are best experienced read by the author himself. He has a unique voice and his style of oral reading reveals a great deal about his intentions for his stories.

Play the audio versions of these stories for students and discuss how the author's actual voice enhances their understanding and experience of the stories.

Location, Location, Location

Each of these stories is set in a unique location. Many of the locations actually exist. Divide students into small groups and assign each group one of the cities/places that the stories take place in. Have each group create a profile of the city/place based on Sedaris' descriptions as well as research conducted in the library and the Internet. Have them present their cities to the class through a travel brochure.

Author Study

Have students research David Sedaris' life. Ask them...

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