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. Motivational Cliches
Chinaski's father was a fond user of motivational clichés. Create a motivational poster using a motivational cliché you can see Chinaski's father using.
Chinaski sends the message to his critics that he dismisses their thoughts in two of his poems. Write a poem, letter, or anecdote that shows how you would like to dismiss your critics.
Write four poems that revolve around one character that portray this character's emotions and feelings about the world, similar to the way Bukowski wrote...
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