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. Scene Dramatization
In groups of four of five, students dramatize and perform a 5-minute scene from the book.
2. The Quintessential Quilt
Have students design a quilt piece for chosen scenes from the book and have them sewn together.
3. Character Sculpture
Using whatever materials they wish, students sculpt as accurate a figure of one of the characters of the novel as they are able. The emphasis is on creativity and display of ideas and understanding rather than skill in sculpting.
4. Character Interview
Put students into pairs...
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