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. News Article
Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the text and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the text or persons.
Give students the opportunity to view the 2003 film, "Sylvia." On which biography is the film based? How apparent is the bias in the film? Students will write a 2-3 page paper discussing their conclusions.
3. Draw a Person from the Narrative...
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