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. Redbone Hound Puppies For Sale
Have students create the ad for redbone hound puppies that Billy found in the old sportsman's magazine. Encourage them to use details from the novel in the ads.
2. Life in the Ozark Mountains
Have students research life in the rural parts of the Ozark Mountains. Ask them to present their findings using a multimedia program such as PowerPoint. Discuss the accuracy of the author's portrayal of this setting and culture.
3. Author Study
Though this novel is immensely popular, Wilson Rawls...
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