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. Honoring the Deceased
Review the obituary page in a newspaper. Notice how surviving relatives describe their departed family members. Write an obituary for Kira's mother.
2. Careers for the Handicapped
Find an article in the newspaper or on the internet highlighting a handicapped individual who has established a successful career in the workplace. Create a display to present to the class tomorrow.
Americans love to watch "Survivor". If Kira's village was part of a reality game show, what challenges would modern day contestants face? Write...
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