Have the students break into groups and create a new and more fitting title for this book. Make sure they are ready to defend their choice.
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel
Hold a dreidel competition in the class. Have each student bring some candy instead of money to use in the game. Discuss why this would have been such a diverting activity for the Jewish children in this book.
Art in Multiple Mediums
Create a piece of art in any medium that portrays one of the basic themes of the book. Have different groups examine different themes, and then have the class view all the different works.
Have the students write about a memory from their childhood using the kind of hyperbole that Singer uses in some of these short stories.
Create a dust jacket for this book. Have the students cover their copies of the...
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