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. Author Investigation
Research the life of Barbara Kingsolver and write a short report of her biography.
Choose an emotion that was present in the lives of one of the characters, and write a poem from the point of view of that character, attempting to express that emotion.
Imagine that a reporter has come to the Indian reservation to interview one of the characters from the novel for the newspaper. Create a list of 10 questions that the reporter might ask them, and imagine the...
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