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. Poem: The Boy's Mother
Write a poem from the boy's mother's perspective. Keep in mind that throughout the entire novel, she has kept most of the details of Eddie's death a secret and has not revealed much. Use this poem as an outlet for her to express what she is feeling and thinking about the entire situation.
2. Research: Ireland
Research the country Ireland and create a poster that includes these key points: country flag, timeline, major religions, languages spoken, traditions, and pop culture references (such...
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