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. Word Web for Native Son
Instructions: Prepare a page with words scattered throughout, using different fonts and size print. Have the students draw arrows between any of the words that are linked in some way. On the line of the arrow have the students write what that link is. Use any of the following words:
Rat: Bigger killed rat; Buddy helped chase the rat; Mrs. Thomas and Vera were afraid of the rat
Knife: Bigger threatened Gus with it, Bigger cut the pool table at...
This section contains 2,544 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)