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. Mock Trial of TJ Avery
Pick 12 students to be the various characters in TJ Avery's trial. You will need: TJ Avery, Mr. Jamison, Judge Haverstack, the prosecuting attorney, Mrs. Barnett, RW Sims, Melvin Sims, the farmer who gives TJ a ride, Sheriff Dobbs, Clyde Persons, Reverend Gabson, and Justice Overton. Pick substitutes who can fill in just in case someone is absent on the day of your trial.
Now pick12 unbiased people for the jury. It is best to pick people who know nothing about...
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