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. Alternate Ending
Have the students write an alternate ending showing what would have happened had Paul not figured out the winner of the Derby.
2. Kentucky Derby Footage
Show some footage of the Kentucky Derby or some other horse racing event to show the students an idea of what it was Paul, Oscar, and Barrett were really involved in.
3. Movie Time
Find a filmed version of this book and watch segments of it with the class. Discuss with the class what could have been done differently...
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