This worksheet serves as a guide for the literature circle meeting held after student finish reading Lord of the Flies and Macbeth. Group members first discuss and capture themes common to both works. Then, with these thematic elements in mind, members collaboratively develop essay prompts for expository, analytic, and argument writing. This activity encourages student review of the texts, analysis of the works, as well as ownership and engagement in assessment.
See the "Lord of the Flies and Macbeth In-Class Essay" for a model of the exam that incorporates this activity.