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. Taking care of business
Starting a business can be fun. Jonathan and his family had several business ventures to support their family. Putting yourself into the story, what type of business venture would you pursue? Create a street chant to advertise your business. Take turns calling out your chant and vote on which ones made you most want to buy the product or service being advertised. Variation: Have small groups assigned specific business venture from the story and each group come up with a chant...
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