Fun Classroom Activities
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. Author Portrait
Find a photo of the poet, Rainer Maria Rilke. Create a painting, sketch, or collage interpreting the author's image.
Create a storyboard based on Rilke's background. Include at least eight facts and eight photos to represent the background information presented in the book.
3. Rhyming Poem
Consider Rilke's rhyming techniques as well as the techniques used by the translator. Write a poem based on a rhyming scheme similar to Rilke's.
4. Animal Poem
Portray an animal...
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