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. Michael Chabon's Laptop
Imagine that you could have a conversation with Michael Chabon's laptop. What do you think it would say? What questions would you ask?
2. The Mystery of Pittsburgh Soundtrack
Research the music of the late-1980s and create a CD which could be a background for the lives of Art and the other characters.
3. Write a Poem or Song
Write a poem or song about some aspect of the novel.
4. Re-Name the Characters
The author names his characters to embody their personalities and...
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