Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the novel.
Give students an opportunity to research and explore different football tactics used in the book and demonstrate these by charts or models.
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the novel. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the character, whether the character is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors does the character wear?
Students should research the period style of dress from the novel and create (with parents' permission) a version of a costume that resembles this period. Students can bring costumes to class...
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