Art in Multiple Mediums
Create a piece of art in any medium that portrays one of the basic themes of the book. Have different groups do different themes, and then have the class view all the different works.
Have the students break into groups. Have each group create a new and more fitting title for this book. Make sure they are ready to defend their choice.
Hold a Field Day like the one described in this book. Afterward, discuss why this was such an integral part of the 4th and 5th graders lives.
Create a dust jacket for this book. Have the students all cover their copy of the book with this dust jacket. Have them add to the cover art as the book progresses. Tell them they will be graded on creativity and depth to the plot.
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