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. Harmonica Playing
Learn about the history of the harmonica. Who are famous people who play(ed) the harmonica? What types of harmonicas are there? If possible, bring a harmonica to class and demonstrate how it is played.
2. Jump Rope Demonstration
Learn about double-dutch jump roping and give a demonstration of it to class. Where did double-dutch jump roping originate? Is jump roping still popular today?
3. Jazz Music
Yolanda says her mother knows nothing about jazz music--let's enlighten her! Learn about jazz music and bring several...
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