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. Dinner with Martha
Imagine that you invited Francie to your house and she has accepted! Who else would you invite? What would you eat? What would you talk about? Whom would you call to come over to meet your guest?
2. Kevin Henkes' Laptop
Imagine that you could have a conversation with Kevin Henkes' laptop. What do you think it would say? What questions would you ask?
3. Character Charades
Write the names of the people from the book on slips of paper and place them in...
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