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. Farm Equipment
Research a cultipacker. What does it look like? What does it do?
2. Farm Labor Laws
Are there labor laws concerning child labor on farms? When were some of those laws enacted? Stage a debate and argue the pros and cons of child labor laws.
The author gives a descriptive account of Jack riding on the tractor as a storm approaches and hits the farm. Draw a picture of the scene as depicted by the narrator.
4. Jack's Stories
Jack tell stories while he...
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