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. Family Tree
In order to clarify character relationships, post several pieces of butcher block paper to the blackboard or walls, and have students construct the Kashpaw and Lamartine family trees, making links between characters who join the two families, and including any "outsiders" who connect to the central characters.
2. Family Feud
Choose 10 students to represent the Kashpaw and Lamartine Families, 5 students on each team. Allow the rest of the class to design questions aimed at demonstrating which characters contributed the most to family success and...
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