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!
Write a Poem or Song
Write a poem or song about some aspect of Bryson's childhood growing up in Des Moines.
Write a Movie Script
Write a movie script for an abridged version of the book and note who you would cast in the main roles.
Come Over for Meat Loaf
Imagine that you are having Bill Bryson over to your house for a dinner straight out of 1950s Iowa. Who else would you invite? What would you talk about? What would you serve? What music selections...
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