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. World War I
Research the effect World War I had on the American public. Relate the historical facts to the impression the book gives of people returning from the war.
2. Bonnie and Clyde
Write a compare/contrast paragraph of Dutch and Francie to the legend of Bonnie and Clyde, including references to the time period in which each couple supposedly existed. Include references from the book.
3. Newspaper Article
Write a newspaper article about the fire that Stan sets from Jimmy's perspective. Will it have a...
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