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. Christmas in August
Have fun with the main character's name and the month of the book's title by having a Christmas in August party in class. Remember to bring Christmas cookies, sing carols and exchange small gifts for this special day.
2. Mississippi Map
Enlarge a map of Mississippi and draw in the locations such as Miss Burden's home, the town church, etc. for both Jefferson and Mottstown and the surrounding areas.
3. Civil War Days
Research the state of Mississippi during the Civil War and create...
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