The Orchid Thief Fun Activities

Susan Orlean
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News Article

Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the text or persons.

Other Works

Give students an opportunity to read one of Orlean's works and write a comparative paper discussing the similarities and differences in style, themes, and structure.

Draw a Person from the Narrative

Have students draw their interpretation of a person from the text. Artistic ability is not important, but their drawings must reflect the type of costume worn by the person, whether the person is fat or thin, bald, prim or slovenly. What colors do the persons wear?

Costume Day

Students should research the style of dress from different locations in the text and create (with parents' permission) a version of a costume...

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