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. 500 Words
Condense the story into 500 words.
2. James Baldwin
Write Baldwin's biography.
Find a partner and choose a subject from the book to research. It can be a character or location, but the information must come from the book. One of you then has to learn as much about the subject as possible while the other has to write a list of questions. When you have finished the person with the questions tests the other person's knowledge on his chosen subject.
With your classmates...
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