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.
Assign a group of students to portray the main characters in a panel discussion. Allow the rest of the class to ask the characters questions about their part in Santiago's murder, whether the characters wanted Santiago dead or not. Through the questioning, each character should try to confess his or her motivations to the class.
2. Wanted Posters
After reviewing old West wanted posters, groups will design posters for any character, choosing from Santiago or his three murderers. Groups will present these to the class...
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