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. Exploring Setting
The novel Valley of the Dolls is set in New York City and Hollywood post WWII and until the 1960s. The New York and Hollywood of that time period are very different from the New York and Hollywood that we know today. Understanding the setting is crucial to understanding the book, so divide students into several small groups and have them research the settings and present their findings to the class. Their findings should include a one-page written report describing what life was...
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