Just copy the sheets, add the cocoa, and you'll be sure to ignite your students' interest in discussing their novels. Fun and engaging literary analysis, interpretation, and synthesis activity - for individual preparation work, then small group sharing. All based in Bloom's Taxonomy and the CCSS for literary reading. The preparatory work can be completed in class or as homework, as you choose. Going through the initial analysis will prepare your students to share their interpretation and evaluation more readily with others.
Also, ask your students to bring a quote from their novel to share and be prepared to discuss the importance of that quote – why they chose this particular quote.
This activity can go with short stories as well! Enjoy!
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How to Critique Literature through Literary Criticism (ACT QC)
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