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. Massachusetts Travelogue
Create a travelogue about Massachusetts, the setting for the story. Be sure to include highlights of attractions, events and natural resources that will appeal to people considering a trip to this beautiful state.
2. Dinner with the Author
Imagine that you could have dinner with Lillian Hellman and some of the characters from the book. Where would you have it? Who would you invite? What would you eat? About what would you talk?
3. Write a Poem or Song
Write a poem or song depicting...
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