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. Travel Agent
Choose one of the countries the folktales are from. Research important travel facts about this country such as climate, history, famous places to visit, currency, hotels, etc. Present the information to the class in the form of a website, brochure, or video.
2. Extra Reading
Choose a country where one of the folktales originated. Read three other tales from that country and compare and contrast the tale to the folktale in Yolen's book.
Write a list of interview questions for Jane Yolen, the...
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