Research information about Virginia Hamilton, including her childhood, education, and other interesting facts, such as what inspired her to write the book. Students should feel free to use the official website of the author to gather their information.
Write an alternate ending for "House of Dies Drear" by focusing on the scheme created to keep the Darrow brothers away. Students should share an excerpt of the alternate ending with the class.
Calling all Critics
Every book and author has its share of critics. Research what the critics have said about the "House of Dies Drear". Students should read statements made by prominent critics and refute or support the critique by using examples from the book.
Underground Railroad Map
Create a map of the routes commonly taken by slaves who were traveling on the Underground Railroad in search of freedom. Put the house of Dies Drear...
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