Enact your own ghost story
Rewrite one of the ghost stories in the novel as a short screenplay. Have students in your class read the parts to act out the story.
Dear Diary 1
Choose one event in the novel and write a journal entry as if you were one of the main characters who is not the narrator. Be creative and use a first-person, informal writing style.
Dear Diary 2
Imagine you are immigrating to the United States from another country and are arriving for the first time. Write a journal entry describing your own personal "culture shock," detailing things you find strange in everyday American life. Be sure to note what country you are coming from if you do not choose China.
Dress like a woman warrior
Create an outfit that you feel represents a woman warrior the way the narrator describes woman warriors. Alternatively, work with a...
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