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 Report
Learn about quadriplegia, and prepare a written or oral report about it.
2. Reading Activity
Read another autobiography of someone who is paralyzed and compare their attitude to Joni's.
3. Writing Activity
Write about what you think you would do if you were paralyzed.
4. Comparison Activity
Compare and contrast the types of treatment used for quadriplegics in 1967 when Joni's accident occurred, and in present day.
5. Cast of Characters
Imagine that you are casting characters for a movie version of the book. Make a list...
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