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. The Shah of Blah Game
Break into small groups. Each group has sixty seconds to come up with as many rhyming names to describe Rashid as possible. Shah of Blah and other such names listed in the story do not count. Be original and creative! The group with the most and best names wins!
2. The Sad City
Use watercolor paints or pencils to create an image of the sad city. Paint the landscape in cool colors; blues, greens, grays. Share your creation with the class...
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