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. THE CROSSING Soundtrack
Do some research on the music of the 1930s and 1940s in rural the Southwest and create a CD of downloaded songs to share. Be sure to include some regional music as well as popular hits.
2. Write a Film Script
Write a movie script based on the novel.
3. Dinner with the Author
Imagine that you could have dinner with Cormac McCarthy and some of the characters from the book. Where would you have it? Who would you invite? What would you eat...
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