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. Become an Investigative Journalist
What would it be like to play the role of an investigative journalist like author Ann Rule? In this activity, you're going to find out.
Your assignment is to interview 3-5 other classmates on a topic related to something that recently happened and then using your results to write a one-page investigative report. You'll have to merge the answers you get to form a cohesive investigative piece of writing.
2. Write a Persuasive Script
Periodically, the author of "The Stranger Beside Me...
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