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. Draw a Setting
Allow students the opportunity to draw a setting of any story of their choosing, using the text as a guide.
2. Comparative Story
Give students the opportunity to research stories with similar themes or plots as those in "The Dark-Thirty" and write a brief comparative essay discussing the two.
3. News Article
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the stories and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class...
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