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. Be the young poet in the 21st century.
Select a living poet who you admire and write a letter to that individual asking him or her about his or her art, life philosophy, and anything else that may be of interest to you. Ask the writer what he or she thinks of Rilke's advice in _Letters to a Young Poet_. If you are a writer yourself, consider sending the poet a copy of a few of your pieces and asking for commentary.
2. Living Rilke's advice...
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