Fact or Fiction?
Select a phrase or sentence from the book and ask students at random whether your selected statement is fact or fiction. If the student provides the correct response, state why you are in agreement with him/her. If the student provides the incorrect response, state the correct response and explain why you disagree with him/her.
Notes in Bottles
Just like the note in a bottle dating back to 1894 that Sebastian Junger writes about in the opening chapter of "The Perfect Storm", insert "notes" with the name of a character from the book into clean, plastic water bottles corresponding to the number of sections or rows of seats in your classroom. Place the bottles on top of your desk. Ask a student representative from each row or section in your classroom to select one of the bottles. Have the student representatives, one at a time...
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