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. A Descriptive Kind of Guy
One thing that stands out in "My Family and Other Animals" is Gerry's elaborate descriptions of people, animals, things, bodies of water, and landscape. How is it that a child so young can grasp and communicate such details? Come up with a theory of why Gerry is so descriptive.
2. All the World is a Stage
Mother, Larry, Leslie, Margo, Gerry, and Gerry's animals are quite an exciting group at times. Gerry describes their chaotic encounters with hilarious detail. Create sock...
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