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. Art in Multiple Mediums
Create a piece of art in any medium that portrays one of the basic themes of the book. Have different groups do different themes, and then have the class view all the different works.
2. News Parallels
Instruct the students to bring in an article from the newspaper that has a story that reminds them of something that happens in the book.
3. It's Not Summer Without _______
This book is about how Belly can't imagine a time in her life without certain items...
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