This is one of my absolute favorite literature activities. Students draw terms related to a novel, and are then challenged to make analytical connections between each term according the the order in which they drew them. Since the terms are random, this can get pretty creative. Students eat this up, and the competition element urges them to dive into the text and make those deep connection and interpretations. This is can work as a synthesis activity, informal group assessment, review, or formal assessment (in a written form). This activity sticks with students!
THIS LISTING IS FOR THE ACTIVITY HANDOUT ONLY.
I also have a bundle available that includes the student handout, teacher notes, examples of terms lists for Toni Morrison's Beloved and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, a PowerPoint presentation with instructions and examples, and a sample formal assessment using this format for The Great Gatsby.