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. The Drum Circle
John Paul Ziller is known as a wild drummer and artist. Using any available surface (or, if you have them, small drums), form a drum circle with the class in order to evoke the attitude of John Paul's music. Some people can recite favorite passages from the novel as part of the music's framework.
2. Breaking Bread
Baking and sharing meals are very important to the Zillers' rituals. Bring in some baked goods to share with the class while discussing the book. If...
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