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. Completed Ending
This book ends without telling the reader whether or not Ethan was able to return home safely and return the talisman to Ellen as he wanted. Have the students create an ending to this book. Discuss some of the different possibilities that are written about by the class members.
2. Bank Robbery
Create a better plan for Ethan to rob the bank, as it was shown that his original plan would have failed.
3. News Parallels
Bring in an article from the newspaper that has...
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