Build a Dummy
Give students the opportunity to recreate "Manny Bullpucky" from the novel and present their work to class. Is their dummy destructible or indestructible?
Conduct an Experiment
Give students the opportunity to recreate one of Antsy's experiments from the novel, either on Manny Bullpucky or the Schwa effect. Students will discuss the results.
Give students the opportunity to create (with parents' permission) one of the Italian dishes discussed in the novel and bring it to class for a "pot luck" dinner.
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 novel.
Draw a Character
Have students draw their interpretation of a character from the novel. Artistic ability...
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