Have the students create titles and illustrations for each of the chapters in this book. Make sure they stay true to the content and meaning of each chapter.
Show some or all of the film version of this book in class. You could include candy boxes and popcorn for affect. Discuss with the class which parts fit their idea of the narrative while reading it.
Have the students create a collage of their favorite character. Allow each student to present their collage, and discuss the differences in the choices for the characters.
Have the students choose a subject closely related to Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita, and present a report to the class about their area of study about this natural disaster.
Most likely, your class was alive when Hurricane Katrina happened. If...
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