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. Article / Web research
In the novel, Taylor suspects that Turtle has been the victim of child abuse. Later in the novel, Turtle is actually attacked. Find an article or website that deals with child abuse. Present the article or website to the class, stating its relevance to the novel.
2. Gardening Activity
Gardening was a big part of Mattie's life. Together in class, the students and the instructor will plant a garden and watch it grow throughout the term.
3. Research Activity
The adoption process is mentioned...
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