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. Watch the Movie
THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE was released as a film in 1991 starring Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine, and Rod Steiger. Obtain a copy of the film and compare and contrast it with the book.
2. Georgia Travelogue
Create a travelogue about Georgia, the state where many of the stories take place. Be sure to include highlights of attractions, events, and natural resources that will appeal to people considering a trip to this beautiful state.
3. Amelia's Cafe Diorama
Let the students create a diorama...
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