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. Tour Guide Brochure
Write a brochure for tourists who want to visit either Grand Isle or New Orleans. Include a map showing the places that are important in the story.
2. Character Pictures
Have everyone bring in pictures cut from magazines that illustrate their idea of what the major characters in The Awakening and two of the short stories look like. Explain why you choose each picture.
3. Creole Meal
Plan and cook a meal of creole food and serve it to the class.
4. Watch the Movie...
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