Divergent: Theme Activity - Common Core Aligned

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DIVERGENCE, ADVERSITY, CONFORMITY & DAUNTLESS
These are all thematic subjects found in the novel Divergent. This class room activity is a fun, challenging and interactive way to introduce the concept of denotation/connotation, thematic subject vs theme, and generating your own thematic statements. Students will work in groups to evaluate the denotative and connotative meaning of each of these thematic subjects found in the novel. Each thematic subject packet comes with at least 6 different quotes (26 different quotes) dealing with the theme for students to analyze and compare to how the theme is developed in the novel. After students have analyzed the theme, each group will write an acrostic poem expressing what they have learned about the theme.

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Lesson Includes:
1. PPT Lecture (12 slides)
2. Teacher's Guide
3. Student Notes/Handouts (4 different packets 16 pages)

Lesson Plan:
CCSS: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.5 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.6
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.C CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.D CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.7
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
1. What are the positive and negative connotations surrounding a word?
2. How is a common theme expressed within different sources?
3. How to concisely summarize thematic meaning?
ACADEMIC OBJECTIVES (All Students Will Be Able To):
1. Identify and select words with positive/negative connotations
2. Analyze a variety of mediums to identify and explain a common theme
3. Create acrostic poems that express a specific tone and theme
4. Construct informatory paragraphs to explain theme
DIRECT INSTRUCTION AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:
 Place students in groups of 3-6
 GIVE EACH GROUP A DIFFERENT THEMATIC SUBJECT WORKSHEET PACKET
 DIRECT INSTRUCTION: THEMATIC SUBJECT VS THEME
 DIRECT INSTRUCTION: DENOTATION VS CONNOTATION
 Denotation vs Connotation Exercises
 Defining Terms (Thematic Subjects) Exercises
 THEMATIC SUBJECT’S RELATIONSHIP TO THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
 Review Thematic Subject and Theme
 Explain tasks to students the process of the exercises
 Students complete term’s relationship to the human experience” exercises
 Have students share their completed work with the class
 ACROSTIC POETRY
 Explain Acrostic Poetry to Class and have students work in groups to create an Acrostic Poem.
 Have students share their completed poems with class.
ASSESMENT:
1. In discussions with class as students share their group-work with class.
2. Completed analysis paragraphs
Total Pages
12slides 16 pages
Answer Key
Does Not Apply
Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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Divergent: Theme Activity - Common Core Aligned
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Divergent: Theme Activity - Common Core Aligned
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