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. Historical Context
Research the year 1941, when the novel takes place. Find facts about the time period as well as information you believe is relevant to the story's plot, characters, and setting. Share these facts with the rest of the class by making a poster to share.
2. Interview a Character
Pretend that you are interviewing a character from the story about their role in the plot. Ask them five questions and answer them from the point of view of the character.
Research Mississippi as it...
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