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. Nature Personified
Oliver gave personalities and characteristics to the different natural settings written about in these poems. Have the students come up with personalities and characteristics for some of the natural landmarks around them.
Oliver talks about not being able to wait until she gets to die and be reborn as a hummingbird. Have the students write about what animal they think they would be reincarnated as and why.
3. Illustrated Poems
Have the students choose some of their favorite poems and create some illustrations...
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