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
Make a family tree for David's family. Put the family trees on display throughout the classroom.
Create a map of the hills, nearby towns, and important locations in the novel. Create a master map for the class and discuss the significance of each location.
3. Letters Home
Write letters home from David's father when he is in Europe during the war. Share the letters in small groups or read an excerpt for the entire class.
Write a poem based on one of...
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