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. River Talk
Create a vocabulary list based on the lingo used by those on the Mississippi and the words used by Mark Twain in "Life on the Mississippi." Exchange your list with another student and write down the definition of each word. If you are not familiar with a term, then look up the definition of the term.
2. Mock Trial
Create a mock trial of Jesse James or Murel's Gang. Students should each have a role to play, either as juror, judge, lawyers, or the...
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