Guests Extension Activity
Students participate in a group project after reading Guests by Michael Dorris.
- Grades: 3–5
About this book
Extend the learning with a craft project and group performances.
- Paper plates
- Crayons or markers in assorted colors
- Craft sticks
Step 1: Tell students they're going to create masks representing characters from Guests, then act out parts of the book.
Step 2: Divide students into three groups and assign each group one of the three stories within the story. Ask students to decide who will be which character from the story.
Step 3: Provide students with the art materials listed above and have them create their masks, gluing craft sticks to the bottom of the masks for handles.
Step 4: Have each group rehearse their story.
Step 5: Culminate the activity by having students perform their stories in front of the class.
Optional: Set up a time for your students to perform their stories for students in a younger grade.