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. Add an Epilogue
Write your own ending to the novel. What happens next? You do you think happens to the objects? To Ellen Cherry and Boomer? To Buddy's plan?
2. Short Story
Write a short story in which you play with or change some of the laws of nature we take for granted. Robbins has objects move and talk. Can you think of an alternate world that can exist beneath or outside our perception?
In groups, choose a scene from the novel and turn it...
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