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.
View the 1983 film adapted from the novel, in class.
2. Author Insight
S.E. Hinton won the 2008 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Book Award and gave a humorous and insightful speech/Q&A at the reception. View video of this (available on YouTube) to gain a deeper understanding of the writing process.
Play a game similar to "Memory," where students match words or phrases from the book's setting to their meanings. Play in groups, game show style, or as a pop quiz following a brief...
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