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. 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?
2. 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.
3. Italian Dinner
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...
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