Introduce your students to the way in which this novel was written in a hands-on way -- with a fun Poem Scramble!
Students will use their background knowledge of poetic elements to collaborate and come up with the best way to organize the poem. They will then explain why they organized the poem in the way they did.
Students will love to do a gallery walk to view others' answers and to see how close they can get to the real enchilada!
Use the poem the next day to preview the conflicts present in the novel.