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. New York Travelogue
Create a travelogue about upstate New York, the setting for this book. Be sure to include highlights of attractions, events and natural resources that will appeal to people considering a trip to this beautiful state.
2. Dinner with Russell Banks
Imagine that you could have dinner with Russell Banks and some of the characters from the book. Where would you have it? Who would you invite? What would you eat? What would you talk about?
3. Write a Song...
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