Give students the opportunity to conduct external research on the psychology of dogs, and write a brief paper discussing how these psychological and instinctual traits are demonstrated in "The Art of Racing in the Rain".
Give students the opportunity to research the auto racing industry or attend a local auto race, and then write a brief paper discussing how their experience or research relates to the novel.
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the novel.
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the novel. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the character, whether the character...
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