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. Suburb Planning
Draw a plan of the Lisbons' neighborhood, labeling all of the pertinent structures.
2. House Drawing
Draw the Lisbons' home, labeling it by date--it looks different as the novel progresses.
3. Cecilia's Poem
Write a poem to fit around the couplet the boys find in Cecilia's diary.
4. Illustrated Journal
Write and illustrate a page of Cecilia's diary.
5. The Solar System
Draw--or, if you're feeling really ambitious, create a replica of--Mr. Lisbon's solar system.
6. Day of Grieving
Create an activity that might have been done during...
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