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. Mississippi Travelogue
Create a travelogue about Mississippi, the state where the story takes place. Be sure to include highlights of attractions, events and natural resources that will appeal to people considering a trip to this beautiful state.
2. Camp Site Diorama
Let the students create a diorama or drawing of the camp site where the men went each November to hunt Old Ben.
3. Bear Claws for Everybody
Just to sweeten the class discussion one day, bring in pastries called Bear Claws to eat while discussing the...
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