The Basketball Diaries Fun Activities

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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. Phone booth

Jim refers to confession as a "phone booth to God." Draw a cartoon expanding on Jim's idea.

2. Almanac

Write an almanac entry for the events about the "fits" of classmates Jim describes in the winter of 1964.

3. Dylan

In the summer of 1964, Jim listens to Dylan on the jukebox. Find a Bob Dylan song from this time period and write a brief analysis of why Jim might relate to it.

4. Cover letter

Write a cover letter as Jim, applying for a job at Yankee...

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