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. Gimpel's appearance
There is little description as to how Gimpel looks. Draw a picture depicting what you think he looks like. After drawing this picture, pair off and discuss why you think of him in this manner.
2. Elka's point of view
The story is narrated by Gimpel, and the reader is only given Gimpel's point of view. Choose a small section of the story and rewrite it with Elka as the narrator.
3. Cultural examples
Judaism is a large part of the story. Have everyone in...
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