Portnoy's Complaint Fun Activities

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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. Write a Diagnosis

Ask students to take on the role of Dr. Spielvogel and write a diagnosis of the patient. What would they suggest as treatment for Alex's neurosis?

2. Write Another Character's Perspective

Taking one of the other characters in the novel; e.g. The Monkey, the narrator's mother, etc, rewrite the events of one story the narrator relates from this perspective. How does this reflect the truth of the protagonist?

3. Dr. Phil Visits Portnoy

Take a jump through time from 1969 to today. Rather than...

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