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. Natural History Project
Natural history features prominently in Waterland. Have each student choose an obscure animal or geographic area. Have them write a natural history of that animal or geographic area, using chapters 8, 15, and 26 as models.
2. Family History Project
The family history of the Atkinsons and Cricks is an important part of the novel. Have each student research and write a short story about one of their own ancestors. The short story should reveal something about their relationships, what their profession looked like at the...
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