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. Dinner with Gideon
Imagine that you could have dinner with Gideon and some of the people from the book. Where would you have it? Who would you invite? What would you eat? What would you talk about?
2. Write a Poem or Song
Write a poem or song depicting some aspect of life for one of the people in the story.
3. Anthony Lewis' Typewriter
Imagine that you could have a conversation with Anthony Lewis' typewriter. What do you think it would say? What questions would you...
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