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. Write a letter
Have students write a letter from Vernon to Ronald a month after his departure or a letter from Ronald's aunt to Vernon after the same time period.
2. Make a puzzle
Have students make a crossword puzzle or a word search puzzle using clues and words from the story. There are online programs that will create the puzzle at no charge. As an alternative, create a puzzle and have students solve it.
3. Recreate the street fair
Have students set up the classroom to...
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