I use this resource with novel studies in my classroom. This activity can be used while students read a novel independently, with a partner, or as a group. The purpose of this resource is to provide practice with skills that were already introduced. Two rubrics are provided to support the assessment of the skills and provide student accountability.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).