Fun Classroom Activities
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. Make a Map
Create a map of Puerto Rico on which you locate the significant locations from the book. Include major towns and cities as well as the location of any other significant places in the text.
2. Puerto Rican Cooking
Select one of the dishes Santiago describes in the book, find a traditional recipe for this dish, prepare it, and bring it to class for a Puerto Rican food festival. This activity may require parental permission or assistance.
3. Sketch a...
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