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. California in the 1930s
Do some research on California, particularly the Los Angeles area, in the 1930s and create a multimedia presentation to share with the class.
2. I've Got a Crutch on You
Pretend that you are Walter pretending to have a broken ankle use a crutch at school for a day. Be careful that you don't fall and break anything for real!
3. Write a Poem or Song
Write a poem or song about some aspect of the novel.
4. Music of the 1930s
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