Help your students understand theme by assigning various universal ideas to them, and have them work in small groups to explore how this idea comes across in the novel. Great activity to help students get at meaning while gathering evidence in preparation for research skills or essay writing. Getting at meaning through literature is a challenging skill for some learners, but this activity helps them work together to come to a conclusion with a guiding principle. A fun way to engage students in the world of literature. Lord of the Flies is rich with ideas & concepts.