Here is a product designed to showcase select characters' actions, the role of setting, and use of flashback.
If you are looking for a reading activity which requires higher order thinking, then this is for you!
Allow students to gather information over a series of days and/or a few weeks where they specifically hone in on character's methods of solving problems--is there a pattern to how male vs female characters solve fiction issues? Can broader generalizations be made? And so on--why? Because it is just as important for students to read to gather unusual information from uncharted waters, as it is for them to comfortably locate basic information from familiar texts.
Included in this product are 3 different scenarios. These are simple suggestions; however, you may want to make adjustments to support your needs.
The issue is to have students read critically and to collect data that supports a student’s analysis. Once the table is complete and students have read several pieces of literature, have students analyze their findings.
This information will be the basis of a thesis statement. Students then should be encouraged to write a 5 paragraph essay.
Note to teacher
Three detailed examples
Three prepared tables for student work
Two blank tables for teacher's personal use