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. Draw a Person
Have students draw their interpretation of a person from the narrative. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the person, whether the person is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors do the persons wear?
2. Costume Day
Have students research the period style of dress from the book (through artwork or descriptions in the text) and create (with parents' permission) a version of a costume that resembles this period. Students can...
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