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. I Love Lucy
Watch several episodes of the "I Love Lucy" show. Write the reason the author might have chosen this show as an important aspect of the novel.
2. Desi Arnaz
Research his life, and write a one-page report about him.
3. Desi Arnaz and the Mambo Kings
Create a Venn Diagram comparing Desi Arnaz to the Mambo Kings.
4. The Mambo
Research mambo music, and create a five-minute presentation. Make sure to include historical facts, famous musicians and dancers, and a sample of the music and...
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