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. Time travel with the characters
Using MapQuest or another map software, detail the travels that the Cleary family made. Pick one family member or other character and track their moves. For example, Father Ralph moves to Gillanbone, then Sydney, then Rome, etc.
2. Create a poem
Write a song, poem or school appropriate rap describing one aspect of the book. This might be Meggie and Father Ralph's doomed love affair; Frank's desire to move away; Fiona's pregnancy and being disowned by her family, etc.
3. You are...
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