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. Mother-Daughter Relationships
Watch the the 2009 film "Grey Gardens." Examine the similarities and differences between mother-daughter relationships in the film and the play "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds." Write a half-page essay discussing your findings. Be prepared to share your essay with the class.
2. Draw a Character
Select one character from the play and draw a picture of this person. What is the background scenery around this person? Feel free to be inventive. Try to convey the character's personality as much as you...
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