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. Zemblan Inspiration
Find one fact about Russian history that is similar to the history of Zembla as told by Charles Kinbote. Zembla is a fictitious country that may or may not exist in the reality of the novel Pale Fire. Since Nabokov is Russian it is quite possible the country of Zembla may be based on part of the old Soviet Union.
2. Picturing King Charles
Using the text as a source, draw a picture of King Charles at some point during his escape. This activity...
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