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. Book Group
Hold a book group session in which the Grasshopper Lies Heavy is the selection of the month. Have the class prepare a series of questions to serve as the focus of the discussion. Choose one student to act as facilitator. Have other students represent various characters, including its author Hawthorne Abendsen, and discuss the book from that character's perspective. (These would include anyone who had read, discussed, or said they were going to read this novel. Among these would be: Juliana and Joe...
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