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. Trail Food
The food that is eaten on the trail is mostly dried goods warmed over a fire. Bring some food that would fit this description and share it with the class. Have the students write about how they would feel living off of this for an extended period of time.
Split the class into groups and assign each group a different setting from the book (the Judge's house, the kennel, the ship, the woods, John's cabin, etc.). Have each group create a diorama...
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