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. Casting Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
Who would you cast for a cinematic version of this book? What Hollywood actors would you cast? Who would you cast from among the personalities in your school?
2. Character sketch
Sketch out a character portrait of Virginia Hamilton. What kind of person is she, based on the evidence of the book? What does the book show us? What does the book not include, or hide?
3. Promoting Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush
How would you advertise Virginia Hamilton's works to readers? What...
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