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.
Paint a picture of one of the ocean scenes in the book. Try to follow Carlos's description as faithfully as possible, even when that description is abstract.
2. Clouds of Cuba
On a sunny day when there are plenty of cumulus clouds in the sky, go outside and try to find your own Cuba-shaped cloud.
Build a small diorama of Bethlehem according to the descriptions found in the book.
Make Cuban-style milkshakes, using some of the...
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