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. View a Play Production
Give the students the opportunity to locate a local production of Next to Normal at their local community theater, college or other venue and write a 1-2 page review of the production.
2. News Article
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the play and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the play.
3. Draw a Character
Have students draw their...
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