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. Telephone/ Gossip
Play telephone or gossip with the class. Put them in a circle and whisper messages or quotations from the book in one student's ear. Have the students pass this along by whispering into the next person's ear. Have the last person in the circle state what message they ended up with. Discuss this with the class as it pertains to the rumors spread about the gang.
2. Art in Multiple Mediums
Create a piece of art in any medium that portrays one of the...
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