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. Character Sketch
Choose one character from the story and create a detailed character sketch. Then, draw a picture of what you think this character would look like.
2. Family Tree
Create a family tree for Oskar's family.
This activity will replicate activity centers. Write the names of the various characters and one event on separate poster boards or pieces of paper (Oskar can be written on more than one poster with different events listed separately). Divide the class into groups with each group at a...
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