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. Writing a Newspaper Article
Write a newspaper article about a scene from "What Makes Sammy Run?" The newspaper article can be written as if you are reporting on an event from the book or as if you are reviewing the book.
2. Song Writing
Choose a partner and write song lyrics about the book, "What Makes Sammy Run?" You should write the lyrics to the beat or rhythm of a contemporary song. Perform the song in front of the class with your partner.
3. Composing a Poem...
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