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. Online Bio
Choose Jick, Alec, Mac, Lisabeth, Stanley, or another character from "English Creek," then construct a biography of that person suitable for display on a current-day social networking site. Highlight their experiences, exaggerating or underplaying as the character might see fit.
2. Square Dance Calling
Study the square dance calls in "English Creek" and, if desired, research other popular square dance calls from the 1930s. Using those calls as inspiration, create a new square dance call that honors or gently teases some of the main...
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