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. Map of Florida
Make a relief map of Florida (use clay, sand or paper mache)and mark it with things that make it appealing to Alice's family. For example, put an orange where they could find fresh fruit. Be creative and feel free to come up with symbols and places not mentioned in the novel.
2. This Old Bag....
Find straw bags (or an appropriate substitute) and decorate them to look like Mother's straw bags in the story.
3. Set a Scene
Select a scene from the...
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