Cast the Movie
If you were a casting agent for a film version of the novel When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, who would you select to play the roles? List all the characters from the book, then name the actors/actresses who would portray the character best in your eyes.
Guinness Book of World Records
Bring the record book to class. Look up various records to share with students. How much does the largest person in the world weigh? How does Zachary's alleged weight compare?
Write a song
Write a song about the trials of growing up from Toby's perspective. Or, write the song from the perspective of Zachary.
Play charades in class, using the characters, events, theme, motifs, etc. from the novel.
Prepare some simple dishes that represent the state of Texas. Bring them to class to share with the students.
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