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. Relationship Wheel
Make a list of five to eight characters in the novel, and arrange their names in a circle. Using colorful pens or pencils, draw lines between those characters who have some sort of relationship with one another. Use different colors for different types of relationships: sexual, friendship, family, employee/employer, etc. How many characters have multiple types of relationships? How does this influence the fabric, or structure of the novel? How does it impact character development?
2. Dramatic Re-enactment
In a small group, choose...
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