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. Bill Bryson's Laptop
Imagine that you could have a conversation with Bill Bryson's laptop. What do you think it would say? What questions would you ask?
Create your own version of the superhero you were as a child or who you would like to be today. Create a drawing or make a costume to show the class your alter ego!
3. Write a Poem or Song
Write a poem or song about some aspect of Bryson's childhood growing up in Des Moines.
4. Write a Movie...
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