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. Ten Important Things For...
Students are to bring in a brown paper bag. Each student will select a character from THE DARK IS RISING. They are to illustrate their character on the front of the bag using colored pencils, paints, crayons, markers, etc. You may also have students include textured items to give the illustrations a three-dimensional feel (i.e. feathers, sandpaper, suede, leather). On the back, students are to list ten important items that their character needs throughout the story. They are to also...
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