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. Watch the Movie
TORTILLA FLAT was made into a film in 1942 starring Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr and John Garfield. Watch the film and compare and contrast it to the novel.
2. Tortilla Flat Tourism
Research the travel and tourism information about the Tortilla Flat section of Monterey and plan a week-long trip to the area.
3. Monterey Today
The Monterey of today is nothing like it was during the time Steinbeck wrote Tortilla Flat. Compare and contrast Steinbeck's skid row to the mansions and golf courses lifestyle...
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