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. A historical Lecture
Assign one student to find a copy of Alan Taylor's book, William Cooper's Town, and report on the real people from whom James Fenimore Cooper drew his characters in The Deerslayer.
2. What's in the Chest?
The teacher will prepare a number of index cards with some object taken from the novel. One by one, students will draw a card and look at it without revealing it to the class. The card will then be placed in a box decorated to look like...
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