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. Sign, sign, sign
Challenge students to learn ten signs in American Sign Language.
2. Dress the part
Have students dress as Frannie and her friends would have. Remember that the time setting in the 1970s. Big hair, bell bottoms and tie-dye were all the rage.
3. Create a timeline
Create a timeline of the major events of the story. This may be a class project or may be something individual students produce on their own.
4. Map it
Have students create a map of Frannie's school, her apartment...
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