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. Write a Film Script
Write a movie script for an abridged version of the novel.
2. You've Got the Beat
Do some research on the Beat Generation in 1950s America and create a multimedia presentation to share with the class.
3. GO Soundtrack
Research the music of the early 1950s in America--especially jazz--and create a CD which could be a background for the lives of Paul Hobbers and his friends.
4. Write a Poem or Song
Write a poem or song about some aspect of the novel.
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