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. Author Study
Have students research Flannery O'Connor's life (especially her strong religious views since they influenced this novel). Ask them to create a depiction (in words or pictures) of the author especially the aspects of her life that seem to "fit" with the novel.
2. Your Own Shrunken Man
Have students create representations of what they think the shrunken man Enoch stole from the museum might look like using paper mache. They can use any assortment of materials (paint, glue, etc.) to make their shrunken men...
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