Fun Classroom Activities
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. Draw the Map
In studying the Oklahoma Panhandle and the Okies' journey west, students should take an opportunity to draw a detailed map of the region and geography.
2. Cast a Film
Ask students to cast the individuals from the text as though it were a film from actors today. Why would they choose who they choose? Describe their vision of the characters.
3. Write a Poem or Song
Ask students to write a poem (or song) from the point of view...
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