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. Homecoming letter
After Hamida is attacked by Abbas and Abbas is killed, she wants to revisit Umm Hamida. Imagine that you are Hamida and write a letter to your foster mother explaining what has happened and why you want to come home.
2. Creative Writing
Based on what you know of the character of Hussain Kirsha, write an episode from his future life.
3. Author Interview
Select a classmate who is well-versed on Mahfouz' work to do research about him and prepare to be interviewed as Mahfouz...
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