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. Author 411
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.
2. Alternate Ending
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.
3. Calling all Critics
Every book and author has its share of...
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