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. Who is Dianne?
Students are to write a one-page paper, creating the "role" of Diane and describing this character, based on August's comments to her by tape recorder. What does she look like? How old is she?
2. Diary as a Character
Students are to pick one character from the play and write a diary entry of that character, describing how they feel about the other characters, their activities, and relationships.
3. Chinese Puzzle Box/Russian Doll
Students are to create their own Chinese Puzzle Box or Russian Doll...
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