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. What would you want with you?
Put the students in small groups. Have each group come up with a list of five things that they would want to have if they were shipwrecked. Instruct them that the items must be specific--"water bottle" v. "water." Then have the student groups compare lists with each other. Have a class discussion about what was popular to have with them when shipwrecked and why you may want certain things with you and not other things.
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