Fun Classroom Activities
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. Family Tree
Create a family tree of Matthews' family -- such as Margaret, Ann, Isabella -- and trace his lineage back. Students may choose to trace the lineage of another person in the book and should share the family tree with the class.
Imagine that you are living in the 1800's during the time of Matthews' community. Students should write an article on the events and share an excerpt with the class.
3. On Screen!
Watch an excerpt of a...
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