Are you looking to have meaningful discussions over the reading material you have assigned? Do you want your students to take the lead when discussing and analyzing the text?
This download contains a ready to go class discussion (that requires very little preparation!)! This assignment divides the students into three groups:
Theme/Author's Meaning Focus
Each groups will discuss, analyze, and give opinions on the six questions that they have been assigned. Once they have discussed the questions within their group, they will take turns sharing their findings with the rest of the class!
This activity can be used for ANY novel and works well for middle school and high school. I used this activity in two forty-five minute class periods. One period for the groups to discuss their focus and one period to share with the class.