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. A Garden
Have the students each bring a packet of seeds to class. Have available some cups and some soil. Have the students plant some of their seedlings and watch them grow in the classroom. When their study of this book is complete, allow the students to take their plant shoots home and plant them there. Discuss with the students the joy of watching something grow and being a part of the process.
2. Chants for Colin
Have the students break into groups and create a...
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